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View synonyms for well-founded

well-founded

[ wel-foun-did ]

adjective

  1. having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.:

    well-founded suspicions.



well-founded

adjective

  1. having good grounds

    well-founded rumours



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Word History and Origins

Origin of well-founded1

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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Example Sentences

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

The allusion to Prime Suspect, a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic, is well founded.

But it's worth asking: are those fears in any way well-founded?

Doctors are human beings like anybody else, they have opinions, and not always well-founded ones.

“The idea that you can sleep your way to the top is not well founded,” says Shen.

The purchasers found that this claim was not well founded, and sought to recover their money.

The story of the intended mutiny was well founded, and was only one phase of the general feeling of unrest throughout Alabama.

Death took place often in ten or twelve, and generally in eighteen or twenty hours after the appearance of well-founded symptoms.

The story is said to be well founded: be this as it may, our ladies seemed to have received it as gospel.

She replied, that they were very well founded, and added a reason for it which seemed to me very satisfactory.

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