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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel choh-zuh n]
    • /wɛl ˈtʃoʊ zən/
    • /wel ˈtʃəʊ.zən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel choh-zuh n]
    • /wɛl ˈtʃoʊ zən/

Definitions of well-chosen word

  • adjective well-chosen chosen with care, as for suitability or preciseness: He entered at a well-chosen moment. 1
  • adjective well-chosen carefully selected to produce a desired effect; apt 0
  • adjective well-chosen chosen with care and judgment; proper; appropriate 0

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Origin of well-chosen

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90

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Parts of speech for Well-chosen


well-chosen popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-chosen

adj well-chosen

  • becoming — A piece of clothing, a colour, or a hairstyle that is becoming makes the person who is wearing it look attractive.
  • felicitous — well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.

adjective well-chosen

  • enhancing — Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.

Antonyms for well-chosen

adjective well-chosen

  • infelicitous — inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark.

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