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[wel-foun-did] /ˈwɛlˈfaʊn dɪd/
having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.:
well-founded suspicions.
Origin of well-founded
1325-75; Middle English Unabridged
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  • But even where intelligence is well-founded, few are charged.
  • Those concerns were well-founded: the initiative's wording was vague and its actual, real-world effects uncertain.
British Dictionary definitions for well-founded


adjective (well founded when postpositive)
having good grounds: well-founded rumours
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