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(especially of a suspicion or belief) based on good evidence or reasons:‘their apprehensions were well founded’
justifiable, justified, warranted, legitimate, defensible, supportable, sustainable, tenable, well grounded, valid, admissible, allowable, understandable, excusable, warrantable, acceptable, reasonable, logical, sensible, sound, just, bona fide, genuine, plausible, credible, believableView synonyms
- ‘I am only saying that the society where they live is pervaded by a deep sense of mutual distrust and suspicion, which are well-founded.’
- ‘Visits to public places revealed that grievances of the physically disabled people are legitimate and well-founded.’
- ‘And so he realized their skepticism was only natural, their suspicions well-founded.’
- ‘There are very real and probably well-founded reasons for not being so easily moved.’
- ‘Dubai's modern reputation as a city in which to shop in has a well-founded base since the early days of trade.’
- ‘The doctor in charge of the case duly informed the social worker and the police of her well-founded suspicions.’
- ‘Each found the other's intelligence and well-founded opinions refreshing and they began to talk.’
- ‘What do you mean by a well-founded suspicion if you do not simply mean a reasonable suspicion?’
- ‘In the end, his fears proved well-founded, although trouble would next emerge from a different quarter.’
- ‘If it is a well-founded objection, then that will bring the proceedings to an end immediately.’
- ‘But that would only reinforce well-founded opinions that I long ago used up any ideas of my own.’
- ‘A requirement that the defendant's belief be well-founded is ambiguous.’
- ‘Either the judge read this carefully and thinks the order is well-founded, in which case he isn't a very smart judge.’
- ‘There is plenty of evidence that such suspicions are at least partially well-founded.’
- ‘I have no doubt that the Chief Constable's opinion is well-founded.’
- ‘Accordingly, it does not yield knowledge, if knowledge involves understanding and not just well-founded conviction.’
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