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[wel-di-spohzd] /ˈwɛl dɪˈspoʊzd/
favorably, sympathetically, or kindly disposed:
The sponsors are well-disposed toward our plan.
Origin of well-disposed
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The men accepted his decision as a reasonable one; they were all well-disposed and tractable on the whole.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • He seemed to be on the best of terms with some well-disposed harlequin.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder
  • But, this is a reason for, and not against, its being made as acceptable as possible to well-disposed men of decent behaviour.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • However, I could not help hoping that Captain Ralph was well-disposed towards us.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • well-disposed” persons, with a good word from the priests, can obtain food at the convents of the mendicant friars.

    Rome in 1860 Edward Dicey
  • One of the brothers appeared to be a quiet, well-disposed man.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • Maria has been alert and well-disposed to your correspondence.

  • All these people are well-disposed and apparently of mild temper.

  • This when done by some well-disposed sailor in a melodrame, constitutes a situation of thrilling interest.

    The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh
  • Fletcher was for the moment not well-disposed towards Sir Tom.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for well-disposed


adjective (well disposed when postpositive)
inclined to be sympathetic, kindly, or friendly: he was never well disposed towards her relatives
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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