[ wel-thawt-uhv, -ov ]
/ ˈwɛlˈθɔtˌʌv, -ˌɒv /


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
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Examples from the Web for well-thought-of

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

    A Gentleman of France|Stanley Weyman
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for well-thought-of


adjective (well thought of when postpositive)

having a good reputation; respected
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