Definition of disposed in US English:



  • 1predicative, usually with infinitive Inclined or willing.

    ‘James didn't seem disposed to take the hint’
    • ‘Once Moscow withdrew, the Afghans were no more disposed to accept direction from the US.’
    • ‘When it matters we will be far less disposed than we should be to believe the warnings and be on our guard.’
    • ‘As I said in one of the comments, I know someone who used to be in the armed branch of the police, and I'm disposed to think well of them.’
    • ‘The relationship between two individuals may be such that, without more, one of them is disposed to agree a course of action proposed by the other.’
    • ‘We may not be disposed to accept what they do tell us.’
    • ‘This important attention to formation of the kind of moral character that is subjectively disposed to think and act in certain positive ways is close to the territory that I want to explore.’
    • ‘You should also keep in mind that some Claimants may be more disposed to attend their GP or take time off work than others, even with similar symptoms.’
    inclined, predisposed, minded
    willing, inclined, prepared, ready, minded, of a mind, in the mood
    liable, apt, inclined, likely, predisposed, given, prone, tending, subject
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    1. 1.1with submodifier Having a specified attitude to or toward.
      ‘it is expected that he will be favorably disposed toward the proposals’
      • ‘This time the favourably disposed Captain Warner of the ship promised to deliver the letter personally.’
      • ‘Even though this may add a blow or a financial cost, if the Court feels disposed that this is a case that justifies it, to outline a proper standard would, in the long run, only improve the functioning of the Legal Aid service.’
      • ‘Both adverse and favourably disposed critics generally agree that Basic has three weaknesses.’
      • ‘‘Sin’ here is the power or movement within us that makes us disposed to pride, deceit, lust, and disobedience to God.’
      • ‘He is favourably disposed to rivers and canals, exhibiting an impressive grasp of detail.’
      • ‘The League of Nations never became the strong international organization that liberals hoped would restrain powerful and aggressively disposed states.’
      • ‘However, it is believed that he would be favourably disposed to carrying on in the position he has held for the last three championship campaigns.’
      • ‘Of course, she would be kindly disposed to the mentally ill-she herself proved the point that people with IQs in the genius range were sometimes just a little too tightly wound.’
      • ‘Others, more positively disposed to the idea of a visual analogue to the music, stress that the video dimension provides a more complete experience that's indelibly enhancing.’
      • ‘The company said it chose Dublin because it was " favourably disposed " towards Ireland.’
      • ‘Third, he explains how the recommendation came to John Paul II, who was quite obviously positively disposed to the proclamation.’
      • ‘Unlike Japan, consumers appear positively disposed to these changes as restructuring has increased productivity along with lower unemployment and higher real wages.’
      • ‘Totalitarian regimes are not disposed kindly towards their critics; they rule by fear.’
      • ‘In contrast, Church was more favorably disposed towards the use of budgets in business.’
      • ‘With these characteristics, he necessarily had to collide with his similarly disposed brother.’
      • ‘According to research findings in a study carried out into public perceptions of the NDP, the region is the most positively disposed to the NDP with 86 per cent support.’
      • ‘His ideas were bigoted and hateful, and the tactic of killing civilians is despicable (I'm not favorably disposed in general toward killing anyone at all if it can be avoided).’
      • ‘Unlike in the 1976 movie, Jack is not kindly disposed toward Kong.’
      • ‘The mood of the meeting was very positive and Mayo County Council were very positively disposed to the provision of additional social housing once the sewerage scheme is complete.’
      • ‘Bishops, like most people, are often dilatory and strongly disposed toward avoiding controversy.’