disposed

[[t]dɪspo͟ʊzd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to-inf If you are disposed to do something, you are willing or eager to do it. [FORMAL]

We passed one or two dwellings, but were not disposed to stop...

I might have been disposed to like him in other circumstances...

He is then more generously disposed to admit the validity of opposing views.

Syn:
2) ADJ-GRADED: adv ADJ, usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ to/towards n You can use disposed when you are talking about someone's general attitude or opinion. For example, if you are well or favourably disposed to someone or something, you like them or approve of them. [FORMAL]

I saw that the publishers were well disposed towards my book...

Every government is ill-disposed to the press, all or some of the time...

I think they want kids to be favorably disposed to this company and see them in a more positive light.

3) ADJ: v-link ADJ If things are disposed in a particular way, they are arranged in that way. [FORMAL]

Anyone seeking to paint 18th-century rooms needs to be familiar with the way colour was disposed within a room.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Disposed — Dis*posed , p. a. 1. Inclined; minded. [1913 Webster] When he was disposed to pass into Achaia. Acts xviii. 27. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined to mirth; jolly. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] {Well disposed}, in good condition; in good health. [Obs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disposed — [dispōzd′] adj. inclined; having a certain tendency or inclination: often preceded by an adverb [to feel well disposed toward someone] …   English World dictionary

  • disposed — index eager, inclined, prone, ready (willing), receptive, willing (desirous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • disposed of — index complete (ended) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disposed — (adj.) mid 14c., inclined, in the mood, pp. adjective from DISPOSE (Cf. dispose). Meaning in a certain condition is late 14c.; arranged is 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • disposed — [adj] inclined to a type of behavior apt, at drop of hat*, biased, fain, game*, game for, given, liable, likely, minded, of a mind to*, partial, predisposed, prone, ready, subject, tending toward, willing; concepts 542,552 Ant. indisposed,… …   New thesaurus

  • disposed — adj. (formal) inclined (cannot stand alone) 1) disposed to, towards (he seems well disposed towards us) 2) disposed to + inf. (she is disposed to accept our offer) * * * [dɪs pəʊzd] towards (he seems well disposed towards us) (formal) [ inclined… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disposed — dis|posed [ dı spouzd ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) disposed to likely to behave or think in a particular way: He was a man of good character and was not disposed to violence. 2. ) disposed to used for describing what type of attitude you have toward… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Disposed — Dispose Dis*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disposing}.] [F. disposer; pref. dis + poser to place. See {Pose}.] 1. To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disposed — dis|posed [dıˈspəuzd US ˈspouzd] adj formal 1.) be well/favourably/kindly disposed (to/towards sb/sth) to like or approve of someone or something ▪ Management is favourably disposed to the idea of job sharing. 2.) be/feel/seem etc disposed to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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