Twin and adoption studies have revealed that a disposition toward suicidal behavior is partially heritable.
The first is conscientiousness, which entails a disposition to be diligent, organized, and responsible.
It must be quickly, for I know not what the Queen's disposition of me may be.
He had evinced not the least sign of any disposition even to criticise.
Now, as then, she felt no disposition to weep or lament; the fountains of her heart were frozen, and she was numb with pain.
Knowing what human nature is, we cannot wonder at this disposition, culpable as it was.
I suppose I have a sort of Mark Tapley disposition, and get jolly under difficulties.
Joseph afterward was an illustrious specimen of this disposition.
Mr. Vholes's office, in disposition retiring and in situation retired, is squeezed up in a corner and blinks at a dead wall.
I have no disposition to stand between these men and justice.
late 14c., "ordering, management," also "tendency of mind," from Old French disposicion (12c.) "arrangement, order; mood, state of mind," from Latin dispositionem (nominative dispositio) "arrangement, management," noun of action from past participle stem of disponere "to put in order, arrange" (see dispose). References to "temperament" (late 14c. in English) are from astrological use of the word for "position of a planet as a determining influence."