disposed


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dis·posed

 (dĭ-spōzd′)
adj.
1. Having a preference, disposition, or tendency: "a frontier population that was more disposed to risk taking" (George Black).
2. Thrown out; discarded: disposed diapers.

disposed

(dɪˈspəʊzd)
adj
a. having an inclination as specified (towards something)
b. (in combination): well-disposed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disposed - having made preparations; "prepared to take risks"
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
2.disposed - (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"

disposed

adjective inclined, given, likely, subject, ready, prone, liable, apt, predisposed, tending towards, of a mind to I might be disposed to like him in other circumstances.

disposed

adjective
Having or showing a tendency or likelihood:
Translations

disposed

[dɪsˈpəʊzd] ADJ (frm) to be disposed to do sthestar dispuesto a hacer algo
to be favourably disposed towards sth/sbtener una disposición favorable hacia algo/algn
see also ill-disposed, well-disposed

disposed

[dɪˈspəʊzd] adj
to be disposed to do sth → être disposé(e) à faire qch
to be well disposed towards sb, to be favourably disposed towards sb → être bien disposé(e) envers qn
to be ill disposed towards sb → être mal disposé(e) envers qn

disposed

adj (form)
to be disposed to do something (= prepared)bereit sein, etw zu tun; (= inclined)etw tun wollen; to be well or favourably (Brit) or favorably (US) disposed to(wards) somebodyjdm wohlgesinnt sein; to be well or favourably (Brit) or favorably (US) disposed to(wards) somethingeiner Sache (dat)wohlwollend gegenüberstehen ? also ill-disposed
(form, = arranged) → angeordnet; the choir was disposed in the most original wayder Chor war sehr originell aufgestellt

disposed

[dɪsˈpəʊzd] adj to be disposed to do sthessere disposto/a a fare qc
to be well disposed towards sb/sth → essere ben disposto/a verso qn/qc
References in classic literature ?
For a man is disposed in one way or another with reference to these, but quickly changes, becoming cold instead of warm, ill instead of well.
I am sometimes disposed to repent that I did not let Charles buy Vernon Castle, when we were obliged to sell it; but it was a trying circumstance, especially as the sale took place exactly at the time of his marriage; and everybody ought to respect the delicacy of those feelings which could not endure that my husband's dignity should be lessened by his younger brother's having possession of the family estate.
We therefore, who are the registers of that lottery, shall imitate those sagacious persons who deal in that which is drawn at Guildhall, and who never trouble the public with the many blanks they dispose of; but when a great prize happens to be drawn, the newspapers are presently filled with it, and the world is sure to be informed at whose office it was sold: indeed, commonly two or three different offices lay claim to the honour of having disposed of it; by which, I suppose, the adventurers are given to understand that certain brokers are in the secrets of Fortune, and indeed of her cabinet council.
It was disposed of to a bookseller, it was even advertised, and why the business proceeded no farther, the author has never been able to learn.
He then condemned the work of Jupiter, because he had not placed the heart of man on the outside, that everyone might read the thoughts of the evil disposed and take precautions against the intended mischief.
Because, even if the governing party in a State should be disposed to resist such temptations, yet as such temptations may, and commonly do, result from circumstances peculiar to the State, and may affect a great number of the inhabitants, the governing party may not always be able, if willing, to prevent the injustice meditated, or to punish the aggressors.
Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced; their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister, and with a judgement too unassailed by any attention to herself, she was very little disposed to approve them.
Janetta was then only fifteen; naturally well disposed, endowed with a susceptible Heart, and a simpathetic Disposition, she might, had these amiable qualities been properly encouraged, have been an ornament to human Nature; but unfortunately her Father possessed not a soul sufficiently exalted to admire so promising a Disposition, and had endeavoured by every means on his power to prevent it encreasing with her Years.
The pickaxe first struck upon a kind of black earth, six inches in thickness, which was speedily disposed of.
But whatever pretensions Athelstane had to be considered as head of the Saxon confederacy, many of that nation were disposed to prefer to his the title of the Lady Rowena, who drew her descent from Alfred, and whose father having been a chief renowned for wisdom, courage, and generosity, his memory was highly honoured by his oppressed countrymen.
Captain Thorn was an honest, straighforward, but somewhat dry and dictatorial commander, who, having been nurtured in the system and discipline of a ship of war, and in a sacred opinion of the supremacy of the quarter-deck, was disposed to be absolute lord and master on board of his ship.
A pair of old, worn, beaver gloves, a broad-brimmed hat, and a faded green umbrella, with plenty of whalebone sticking through the bottom, as if to counterbalance the want of a handle at the top, lay on a chair beside him; and, being disposed in a very tidy and careful manner, seemed to imply that the red-nosed man, whoever he was, had no intention of going away in a hurry.