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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “His language is off the scale but his sense of injustice is often well-founded,” Ralph Nader told the Beast.

  • Kim now knows the “well-founded fear” that asylum seekers must prove they have to be accepted by a host country.

  • Assumptions that the Republican nominee automatically wins statewide office in South Carolina are well-founded but not uniform.

    A GOP Star Falters John Avlon October 15, 2010
British Dictionary definitions for well-founded


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