well-founded

[wel-foun-did]

adjective

having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.: well-founded suspicions.

Nearby words

  1. well-fitted,
  2. well-fixed,
  3. well-formed,
  4. well-fortified,
  5. well-found,
  6. well-furnished,
  7. well-governed,
  8. well-groomed,
  9. well-grounded,
  10. well-guarded

Origin of well-founded

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75

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British Dictionary definitions for well-founded

well-founded

adjective (well founded when postpositive)

having good groundswell-founded rumours
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