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Definition 1: the act or means of getting rid of something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for disposition in the sense of this definition

(disposition is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of disposition ) (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment

"she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment"

(... is a kind of disposition ) the act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people

"the department got a good comb-out"

(... is a kind of disposition ) disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return

"the alumni followed a program of annual giving"

(... is a kind of disposition ) the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

(... is a kind of disposition ) the disposal of explosive mines

(... is a kind of disposition ) the disposal of sewage

(... is a kind of disposition ) disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned

Definition 2: your usual mood - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where disposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a happy disposition

Synonyms for disposition in the sense of this definition

(disposition is a kind of ...) the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions

"it is his nature to help others"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition toward being alone

(... is a kind of disposition ) an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

(... is a kind of disposition ) cheerful compliance

"he expressed his willingness to help"

(... is a kind of disposition ) the trait of being unwilling

"his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made" "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a friendly disposition

(... is a kind of disposition ) an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship

(... is a kind of disposition ) an unfriendly disposition

(... is a kind of disposition ) steadiness of mind under stress

"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure

(... is a kind of disposition ) a general disposition to expect the best in all things

(... is a kind of disposition ) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

(... is a kind of disposition ) the disposition and habits of an epicure

(... is a kind of disposition ) the disposition and habits of a gourmand

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition

(... is a kind of disposition ) a temperamental disposition to be agreeable

(... is a kind of disposition ) a cheerful, obliging disposition

(... is a kind of disposition ) preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to shed blood

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

"he had a change of heart"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a sensitive or highly strung temperament

(... is a kind of disposition ) the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed

(... is a kind of disposition ) having temperamental and changeable moods

(... is a kind of disposition ) temperament or disposition

"a person of hot blood"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable

"his perfectionism seemed excessive to his students"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

(... is a kind of disposition ) a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits

(disposition is a part of ...) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

"flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

(disposition is a part of ...) not conducive to cheer or good spirits

(... are attributes of disposition) disposed or inclined toward

"a willing participant" "willing helpers"

(... are attributes of disposition) not disposed or inclined toward

"an unwilling assistant" "unwilling to face facts"

Definition 3: a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where disposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a swelling with a disposition to rupture

(disposition is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to behave in a certain way

"the aptness of iron to rust" "the propensity of disease to spread"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to biting

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition in advance to react in a particular way

(... is a kind of disposition ) being disposed to do something

"accident proneness"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists

"separatism is a serious problem in Quebec" "demands for some form of separatism on grounds of religion have been perceived as a threat to mainstream education"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

"the alkaline inclination of the local waters" "fabric with a tendency to shrink"

Definition 4: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where disposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had an inclination to give up too easily
  • a tendency to be too strict

Synonyms for disposition in the sense of this definition

(disposition is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to approve

"that style is in favor this season"

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

(... is a kind of disposition ) the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it

(... is a kind of disposition ) a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense

(... is a kind of disposition ) a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

"the set of his mind was obvious"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a natural inclination

"he has a proclivity for exaggeration"

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to favor some person or group

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

"his sympathies were always with the underdog" "I knew I could count on his understanding"

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'

"eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force" "the children were left to their own devices"

(... is a kind of disposition ) the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations

(... is a kind of disposition ) a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course

"he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

"not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book" "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

(... is a kind of disposition ) a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

"I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts" "his ideals determined the direction of his career" "they proposed a new direction for the firm"

(... is a kind of disposition ) an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

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