well founded

well founded
adjective JUSTIFIABLE, justified, warranted, legitimate, defensible, valid, admissible, allowable, understandable, excusable, acceptable, reasonable, sensible, sound.
groundless.

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ˌwell ˈfounded [well founded] (also less frequent ˌwell ˈgrounded) adjective
having good reasons or evidence to cause or support it

well-founded suspicions

His fear turned out to be well founded.

Opp: ill-founded
See also:well grounded  
Example Bank:

Our suspicions were well founded.


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  • well-founded — adj a belief or feeling etc that is well founded is based on facts or good judgment ▪ My suspicions proved to be well founded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-founded — well found|ed [ ,wel faundəd ] adjective based on facts or good reasons: well founded fears/suspicions: Her suspicions of foul play turned out to have been well founded …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-founded — [wel′foun′did] adj. based on facts, good evidence, or sound judgment [a well founded suspicion] …   English World dictionary

  • well founded — index well grounded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-founded — index actual, authentic, axiomatic, believable, cogent, convincing, de facto, legitimate (rightful) …   Law dictionary

  • well-founded — also well founded ADJ GRADED If you say that a report, opinion, or feeling is well founded, you mean that it is based on facts and can therefore be justified. If the reports are well founded, the incident could seriously aggravate relations… …   English dictionary

  • well-founded — /ˈwɛl faʊndəd/ (say wel fownduhd) adjective rightly or justly founded, as on good grounds: well founded suspicions. Also, (especially in predicative use), well founded /wɛl ˈfaʊndəd/ (say wel fownduhd) …  

  • well-founded — UK [ˌwel ˈfaʊndɪd] / US [ˌwel ˈfaʊndəd] adjective based on facts or good reasons well founded fears/suspicions: Her suspicions of foul play turned out to have been well founded …   English dictionary

  • well-founded — /wel fown did/, adj. having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.: well founded suspicions. [1325 75; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-founded — adj. Well founded is used with these nouns: ↑fear …   Collocations dictionary

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