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well-bred

(wĕl′brĕd′)
adj.
1. Raised to be well-mannered and refined.
2. Born to parents considered to be of good stock. Used of animals.
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well-bred

adj (well bred when postpositive)
1. Also: well-born of respected or noble lineage
2. indicating good breeding: well-bred manners.
3. (Breeds) of good thoroughbred stock: a well-bred spaniel.
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well′-bred′



adj.
1. showing good breeding, as in behavior or manners.
2. (of animals) of a desirable breed or pedigree.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-bred - of good upbringing
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
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well-bred

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well-bred

adjective
1. Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
2. Characterized by good manners:
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Translations

well-bred

[ˌwelˈbred] ADJ [person] → educado, cortés; [accent] → culto; [animal] → de raza, pura sangre
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well-bred

[ˌwɛlˈbrɛd] adjeducato/a, beneducato/a
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well2

(wel) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. healthy. I don't feel very / at all well; She doesn't look very well; She's been ill but she's quite well now.
2. in a satisfactory state or condition. All is well now.
adverb
1. in a good, correct, successful, suitable etc way. He's done well to become a millionaire at thirty; She plays the piano well; Mother and baby are both doing well; How well did he do in the exam?
2. with good reason; with justice. You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do; You can't very well refuse to go.
3. with approval or praise. He speaks well of you.
4. used (with eg damn, ~jolly etc) for emphasis. You can jolly well do it yourself!
5. thoroughly. Examine the car well before you buy it.
6. to a great or considerable extent. He is well over fifty.
interjection
1. used to express surprise etc. Well! I'd never have believed it!
2. used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc. Do you remember John Watson? Well, he's become a teacher.
well-
1. in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.
2. very much, as in well-known.
ˌwell-beˈhaved adjective
behaving correctly. well-behaved children.
ˌwell-ˈbeing noun
welfare. She is always very concerned about her mother's well-being.
ˌwell-ˈbred adjective
(of a person) having good manners.
ˌwell-ˈbuilt adjective
muscular; having a strong, handsome figure.
ˌwell-ˈdone adjective
(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time.
ˌwell-ˈearned adjective
thoroughly deserved. a well-earned rest.
ˌwell-ˈeducated adjective
educated to a good standard.
ˌwell-ˈfed adjective
correctly and sufficiently fed.
ˌwell-ˈgroomed adjective
of smart, tidy appearance.
ˌwell-inˈformed adjective
having or showing a thorough knowledge. a well-informed person/essay.
ˌwell-ˈknown adjective
familiar or famous. a well-known TV personality.
ˌwell-ˈmade adjective
a well-made table.
ˌwell-ˈmannered adjective
polite.
ˌwell-ˈoff adjective
1. rich. He is very well-off; a well-off young lady.
2. fortunate. You do not know when you are well off.
ˌwell-ˈread (-ˈred) adjective
having read many books etc; intelligent.
ˌwell-ˈspoken adjective
(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc.
ˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective
having enough money to live comfortably.
ˌwell-wisher noun
a person who wishes one success etc.
as well
in addition; too. If you will go, I'll go as well.
as well as
in addition to. She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well
to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret. It's just as well (that) you didn't go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to
to be advisable or sensible. It would be as well to go by train – the roads are flooded.
very well
fine, okay. Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!
used in congratulating a person. I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough
fairly, but not particularly, well.
well up in
knowing a great deal about. He's very well up in financial matters.
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A progressive handicapper on the Flat when trained by Mark Johnston last year, John Ferguson's well-bred grey was a promising second on his first completed outing over jumps at Newbury last time.
Both Debussy and Utley failed to figure in their respective events and while the Bet Test Match Rugby -Betdaq Handicap is some way below that level, the pair would surely love to see this well-bred colt get his head in front.
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Well-bred HAARTH SOVEREIGN (2.10) can add to his two wins on the flat in the opener and SILVER TOKEN (2.40) should go close if repeating his improved effort at Ffos Las over this trip.
His well-bred 23-month-old black and white dog Hari, a son of Alan Jones' Bet, winner of the Welsh National trials last year, made 1,820gns when acquired by Midlands buyer John Porter.
In his day, Tim Henman was supported by his charming wife, Lucy, another example of - let's be honest here - well-bred clothes and behaviour.