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adjective formal disposed pronunciation in American English /dɪˈspoʊzd/
  1. 1
    likely to behave or think in a particular way
    disposed to:

    He was a man of good character and was not disposed to violence.

  2. 2
    used for describing what type of attitude you have toward someone
    well/favorably/kindly etc. disposed to someone:

    She was not well disposed to Irish republicanism.

  3. 3
    to be willing to do something

    He repeated that he would also be disposed to stay.


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