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disposed

adjective, verb

Definition: 1. to be open, inclined, or partial to something--to have a tendancy toward something; 3. past tense of dispose, having gotten rid of something

Synonyms: (adj.) inclined, likely, partial, prone, biased, apt, (v.) discarded

Antonyms: (adj.) disinclined, unlikely, unwilling

Tips: Disposed can also be used as an adjective when coupled with "ill" or "well." Someone who is well-disposed is favorably inclined to something, and someone who is ill-disposed is opposed to something.

Usage Examples:

He was an obstinate man who was not disposed to listen to reason. (inclined, apt, likely) adjective

When I visited abroad, many people seemed ill-disposed toward Americans. (to be biased unfavorably, not partial) adjective

The company illegally disposed of its toxic waste. (discarded) verb

Although it goes against my better judgment to support your capricious ideas, Iím disposed to agree with you this time. (inclined) adjective


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