Definition of disposed in US English:



  • 1predicative, usually with infinitive Inclined or willing.

    ‘James didn't seem disposed to take the hint’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When it matters we will be far less disposed than we should be to believe the warnings and be on our guard.’
    • ‘We may not be disposed to accept what they do tell us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once Moscow withdrew, the Afghans were no more disposed to accept direction from the US.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Third, he explains how the recommendation came to John Paul II, who was quite obviously positively disposed to the proclamation.’
      • ‘Totalitarian regimes are not disposed kindly towards their critics; they rule by fear.’
      • ‘The company said it chose Dublin because it was " favourably disposed " towards Ireland.’
      • ‘Both adverse and favourably disposed critics generally agree that Basic has three weaknesses.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This time the favourably disposed Captain Warner of the ship promised to deliver the letter personally.’
      • ‘With these characteristics, he necessarily had to collide with his similarly disposed brother.’
      • ‘Unlike in the 1976 movie, Jack is not kindly disposed toward Kong.’
      • ‘In contrast, Church was more favorably disposed towards the use of budgets in business.’
      • ‘‘Sin’ here is the power or movement within us that makes us disposed to pride, deceit, lust, and disobedience to God.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Unlike Japan, consumers appear positively disposed to these changes as restructuring has increased productivity along with lower unemployment and higher real wages.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Bishops, like most people, are often dilatory and strongly disposed toward avoiding controversy.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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).’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The League of Nations never became the strong international organization that liberals hoped would restrain powerful and aggressively disposed states.’
      • ‘He is favourably disposed to rivers and canals, exhibiting an impressive grasp of detail.’