well-founded

  • 1 well-founded — adj a belief or feeling etc that is well founded is based on facts or good judgment ▪ My suspicions proved to be well founded …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 well-founded — well found|ed [ ,wel faundəd ] adjective based on facts or good reasons: well founded fears/suspicions: Her suspicions of foul play turned out to have been well founded …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 well-founded — [wel′foun′did] adj. based on facts, good evidence, or sound judgment [a well founded suspicion] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 well founded — index well grounded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 well-founded — index actual, authentic, axiomatic, believable, cogent, convincing, de facto, legitimate (rightful) …

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  • 6 well founded — ▶ adjective JUSTIFIABLE, justified, warranted, legitimate, defensible, valid, admissible, allowable, understandable, excusable, acceptable, reasonable, sensible, sound. Opposites groundless. * * * ˌwell ˈfounded [well founded] (also less frequent …

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  • 7 well-founded — also well founded ADJ GRADED If you say that a report, opinion, or feeling is well founded, you mean that it is based on facts and can therefore be justified. If the reports are well founded, the incident could seriously aggravate relations… …

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  • 8 well-founded — /ˈwɛl faʊndəd/ (say wel fownduhd) adjective rightly or justly founded, as on good grounds: well founded suspicions. Also, (especially in predicative use), well founded /wɛl ˈfaʊndəd/ (say wel fownduhd) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 well-founded — UK [ˌwel ˈfaʊndɪd] / US [ˌwel ˈfaʊndəd] adjective based on facts or good reasons well founded fears/suspicions: Her suspicions of foul play turned out to have been well founded …

    English dictionary

  • 10 well-founded — /wel fown did/, adj. having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.: well founded suspicions. [1325 75; ME] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 well-founded — adj. Well founded is used with these nouns: ↑fear …

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  • 12 well founded — see well founded …

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  • 13 well-founded — adjective a belief, feeling etc that is well founded is based on facts or good judgment …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 well-founded — adjective based on sound reasoning or evidence well founded suspicions • Syn: ↑tenable • Similar to: ↑reasonable, ↑sensible • Derivationally related forms: ↑tenableness ( …

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  • 15 well-founded — well′ found′ed adj. having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc • Etymology: 1325–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 well-founded — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. true, probable, plausible; see likely 1 , reliable 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. factual, based on hard facts, based on hard data, solid, rock solid, proven, substantiated, authoritative, well grounded. ANT.:… …

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  • 17 well-founded — a. 1. Authentic. 2. Well grounded …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 well-founded — adjective Date: 14th century based on excellent reasoning, information, judgment, or grounds …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 well-founded — adjective a) based on reasoning, evidence and good judgement b) properly substantiated …

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  • 20 well founded — with a good basis …

    English contemporary dictionary