[ wel-thawt-uhv, -ov ]
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  1. highly esteemed; of good reputation: a well-thought-of scholar; This new book is well-thought-of.

Origin of well-thought-of

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby well-thought-of

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How to use well-thought-of in a sentence

  • When Ruric had ended this talking, Count Manuel laughed scornfully, and spoke as became a well-thought-of nobleman.

    Figures of Earth | James Branch Cabell
  • For, believe me, there is nothing so all-absorbing as for once respected and well-thought-of people to be under a cloud.

    Tales of Destiny | Edmund Mitchell
  • You are rich and well-thought-of at Court, and I a soldier of fortune, not too successful.

    A Gentleman of France | Stanley Weyman
  • The mob consisted of boys, young men, and some of the poorer and less well-thought-of people.

    Lone Pine | R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend

British Dictionary definitions for well-thought-of


adjective(well thought of when postpositive)
  1. having a good reputation; respected

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