Definition of well founded adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


well founded

BrE BrE//ˌwel ˈfaʊndɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwel ˈfaʊndɪd//
(less frequent well grounded)
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having good reasons or evidence to cause or support it well-founded suspicions His fear turned out to be well founded. Our suspicions were well founded. opposite ill-founded
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: well founded