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Pronunciation:  `dispu'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act or means of getting rid of something
  2. [n]  your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
  3. [n]  a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"
  4. [n]  an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"

DISPOSITION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disposal, inclination, temperament, tendency
 See Also: abandonment, agreeability, agreeableness, aloneness, animalism, appointment, aptness, attitude, bent, blood, Call, calm, calmness, cheer, cheerfulness, comb-out, composure, deed, devices, direction, disagreeableness, disapproval, discomposure, disfavor, disfavour, dislike, drift, effort, equanimity, esprit de corps, exploit, favor, favoritism, favour, favouritism, feat, friendliness, giving, good nature, heart, ill nature, impartiality, inclination, leaning, lending, literalism, loaning, loneliness, lonesomeness, mental attitude, mine disposal, moodiness, morale, mordacity, movement, nature, nervousness, nonpartisanship, optimism, partiality, partisanship, perfectionism, permissiveness, perseveration, pessimism, physicality, predisposition, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, propensity, property, set, sewage disposal, solitariness, solitude, spirit, sympathy, team spirit, tendency, tolerance, trend, uncheerfulness, understanding, unfriendliness, unpermissiveness, unsociability, unsociableness, unwillingness, willingness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`po*si"tion\, n. [F. disposition, dispositio,
fr. disponere to dispose; dis- + ponere to place. See
{Position}, and cf. {Dispone}.]
1. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or
   transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition
   of a man's property by will.

         Who have received the law by the disposition of
         angels.                               --Acts vii.

         The disposition of the work, to put all things in a
         beautiful order and harmony, that the whole may be
         of a piece.                           --Dryden.

2. The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged;
   distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of
   the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several
   parts of an edifice.

3. Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural
   constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants
   to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to

4. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.

         How stands your disposition to be married? --Shak.

5. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind,
   especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men;
   temper of mind. ``A man of turbulent disposition.''
   --Hallam. ``He is of a very melancholy disposition.''

         His disposition led him to do things agreeable to
         his quality and condition wherein God had placed
         him.                                  --Strype.

6. Mood; humor.

         As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an
         antic disposition on.                 --Shak.

Syn: Disposal; adjustment; regulation; arrangement;
     distribution; order; method; adaptation; inclination;
     propensity; bestowment; alienation; character; temper;
     mood. -- {Disposition}, {Character}, {Temper}.
     Disposition is the natural humor of a person, the
     predominating quality of his character, the
     constitutional habit of his mind. Character is this
     disposition influenced by motive, training, and will.
     Temper is a quality of the fiber of character, and is
     displayed chiefly when the emotions, especially the
     passions, are aroused.

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