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well-found·ed

(wĕl′foun′dĭd)
adj.
Based on sound judgment, reasoning, or evidence; adequately substantiated: well-founded suspicions.

well-founded

adj (well founded when postpositive)
having good grounds: well-founded rumours.

well′-found′ed



adj.
having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-founded - based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

well-founded

adjective justifiable, justified, reasonable, valid, warranted, legitimate, credible, plausible, defensible, well grounded, supportable We must respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to change.

well-founded

adjective
1. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
2. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
Translations

well-founded

[ˌwelˈfaʊndɪd] ADJfundamentado

well-founded

[ˌwɛlˈfaʊndɪd] adjfondato/a
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We do not want to play BDI's game and our amendments are well-founded but time will still be needed for them to be reviewed," Izet Zeqiri from RDK said.