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  1. favorably, sympathetically, or kindly disposed: The sponsors are well-disposed toward our plan.
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Origin of well-disposed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words for well-disposed

cordial, amiable, harmonious, hospitable, considerate, sociable, gracious, sympathetic, welcoming, sensitive, susceptible, open-minded, amenable, approachable, ready, interested, responsive, friendly, satisfied, receptive

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Historical Examples of well-disposed

  • He seemed to be on the best of terms with some well-disposed harlequin.

    The Flaw in the Sapphire

    Charles M. Snyder

  • However, I could not help hoping that Captain Ralph was well-disposed towards us.

    Old Jack

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • One of the brothers appeared to be a quiet, well-disposed man.

    Peter Trawl

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • This, from their unprepossessing appearance, we were not well-disposed to do.

    In the Eastern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Maria has been alert and well-disposed to your correspondence.

British Dictionary definitions for well-disposed


adjective (well disposed when postpositive)
  1. inclined to be sympathetic, kindly, or friendlyhe was never well disposed towards her relatives
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