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well-thought-of

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

First recorded in 1570–80
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Related Words

respectedrenownedpreeminentoutstandingleadingnotableeminentnotedwell-knownpopulargreatnotoriousdistinguishedbig-nametrustworthyillustriousprominentesteemedsatisfactorydecent

Examples from the Web for well-thought-of

Historical Examples

  • 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

well-thought-of

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