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English noun: disposition

1. disposition (attribute) your usual mood

SamplesHe has a happy disposition.


Broader (hypernym)nature

Narrower (hyponym)agreeability, agreeableness, aloneness, animalism, blood, bloodiness, bloodthirstiness, calm, calmness, composure, disagreeableness, discomposure, epicurism, equanimity, esprit de corps, friendliness, good nature, gourmandism, heart, ill nature, involuntariness, loneliness, lonesomeness, moodiness, morale, nervousness, optimism, perfectionism, permissiveness, pessimism, physicality, restrictiveness, solitariness, spirit, team spirit, tolerance, unfriendliness, unpermissiveness, unsociability, unsociableness, unwillingness, willingness

Part holonymcheer, cheerfulness, sunniness, sunshine, uncheerfulness

Attributeunwilling, willing

2. disposition (act) the act or means of getting rid of something


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)abandonment, appointment, comb-out, giving, lending, loaning, mine disposal, sewage disposal

3. disposition (cognition) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

SamplesHe had an inclination to give up too easily.
A tendency to be too strict.

Synonymsinclination, tendency

Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude

Narrower (hyponym)bent, Call, denominationalism, devices, direction, disapproval, disfavor, disfavour, dislike, drift, favor, favoritism, favour, favouritism, impartiality, leaning, literalism, movement, nonpartisanship, partiality, partisanship, perseveration, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, set, sympathy, trend, understanding

4. disposition (attribute) a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing

SamplesA swelling with a disposition to rupture.

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)aptness, inclination, mordacity, predisposition, proneness, propensity, separatism, tendency

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