The first is conscientiousness, which entails a disposition to be diligent, organized, and responsible.
Twin and adoption studies have revealed that a disposition toward suicidal behavior is partially heritable.
It must be quickly, for I know not what the Queen's disposition of me may be.
As soon as they were gone we thought it was time to attend to the disposition of the prisoners.
Now, as then, she felt no disposition to weep or lament; the fountains of her heart were frozen, and she was numb with pain.
There was evidently a diversity of opinion among them, as to the disposition they should make of their captives.
I suppose I have a sort of Mark Tapley disposition, and get jolly under difficulties.
Their Indian attendants now manifested a disposition to leave them, which caused the Frenchmen great alarm.
Mr. Vholes's office, in disposition retiring and in situation retired, is squeezed up in a corner and blinks at a dead wall.
Let us be glad, therefore, that we differ from one another in form and in disposition.
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."