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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel dih-spohzd]
    • /wɛl dɪˈspoʊzd/
    • /wel dɪˈspəʊzd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel dih-spohzd]
    • /wɛl dɪˈspoʊzd/

Definitions of well-disposed word

  • adjective well-disposed favorably, sympathetically, or kindly disposed: The sponsors are well-disposed toward our plan. 1
  • adjective well-disposed friendly and sympathetic. 0

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Origin of well-disposed

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400

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Parts of speech for Well-disposed


well-disposed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% 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-disposed

adj well-disposed

  • acceptive — ready or willing to accept
  • approbative — showing approbation or approval
  • benevolent — If you describe a person in authority as benevolent, you mean that they are kind and fair.
  • buddy-buddy — very friendly; intimate.
  • clubby — If you describe an institution or a group of people as clubby, you mean that all the people in it are friendly with each other and do not welcome other people in.

adjective well-disposed

  • accommodated — to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
  • adjusted — psychologically well or badly equipped to cope with reality and ordinary life and relationships
  • assent — If someone gives their assent to something that has been suggested, they formally agree to it.
  • commending — Present participle of commend.
  • complying — Present participle of comply.

Antonyms for well-disposed

adjective well-disposed

  • disliking — Present participle of dislike.
  • hindering — to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede: The storm hindered our progress.
  • misbehaving — to behave badly or improperly: The children misbehaved during our visit.

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