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English noun: disposition

1. disposition (attribute) your usual mood


SamplesHe has a happy disposition.


Synonymstemperament


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


Synonymsdisposal


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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