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Having a positive, sympathetic, or friendly attitude towards someone or something:‘the company is well disposed to the idea of partnership’
affectionate, affable, amiable, genial, congenial, cordial, warm, demonstrative, convivial, companionable, company-loving, sociable, gregarious, outgoing, clubbable, comradely, neighbourly, hospitable, approachable, easy to get along with, accessible, communicative, open, unreserved, easy-going, good-natured, kindly, benign, amenable, agreeable, obliging, sympathetic, well disposed, benevolentfavourable, advantageous, beneficial, benevolent, helpful, well disposed, goodView synonyms
- ‘They're not there to see me, which makes it all okay, and by now the audiences realize that I will be brief, and that makes them well-disposed to my appearance.’
- ‘They are well-disposed toward their subject but detached enough to criticize it.’
- ‘If the faculty or students of the institution put together some kind of publication, it is best to send it to people who the organization is fairly certain are well-disposed towards it.’
- ‘Every person needs to be open and sincere, and can be open and sincere only if he is facing a well-disposed listener who treats him as a friend.’
- ‘Asked if so-and-so is a good chap, we tend - if well-disposed towards him - to quote some instance of outrageous kindness.’
- ‘By a series of false starts and mistakes and with help from well-disposed friends he makes in the course of his experiences, he finally reaches maturity and finds his proper profession.’
- ‘This government is extremely well-disposed towards foreigners.’
- ‘This is an school which you know is well-disposed toward you, as you appeared there to talk about your book only last month, on Aug. 21.’
- ‘Under these circumstances a leader who is trusted can make a claim on well-disposed followers whose acquiescence, although intuitive, is not simply gullible.’
- ‘No-one of sense can read a Mortimer story without finishing it feeling slightly more well-disposed to their fellow man.’
- ‘Indeed, there is precious little to suggest he is even well-disposed towards the poor.’
- ‘Many politicians are not well-disposed towards universities.’
- ‘Because of this, Constantine was even more well-disposed towards the Christians, though he himself was not baptized a Christian until his deathbed.’
- ‘This functionary, however well disposed to my friend, could not altogether conceal his chagrin at the turn which affairs had taken, and indulged in a sarcasm or two about the propriety of every person minding his own business.’
- ‘But Roosevelt was not well disposed towards him.’
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