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well-grounded

[wel-groun-did] /ˈwɛlˈgraʊn dɪd/
adjective
1.
based on good reasons; well-founded:
His opposition to the scheme is well-grounded.
2.
well or thoroughly instructed in the basic principles of a subject:
She is well-grounded in mathematics.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English
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Examples for well-grounded
  • She sounds so well-grounded and it's clear that your household is positively oozing with mutual respect and kindness.
  • The best shelter is a large, substantially constructed building with intact, well-grounded wiring and plumbing.
  • As a well-grounded claim for service connection for headaches has not been submitted, the appeal is denied as to that.
  • Board that the veteran has not submitted well-grounded claims for service connection for gouty arthritis of multiple.
  • Board that the veteran has not submitted evidence of a well-grounded claim for service connection for degenerative joint disease.
  • Viewpoints should be well-grounded in scientific fact and well-researched.
British Dictionary definitions for well-grounded

well-grounded

adjective (well grounded when postpositive)
1.
well instructed in the basic elements of a subject
2.
another term for well-founded
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