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disposition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disposition

  1. 1 one's characteristic attitude or mood <he has a cheerful disposition and is very rarely depressed> Synonyms grain, nature, temper, temperament Related Words cheer, frame, habit, humor, inclination, mode, spirit; angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment, spirit; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, view; expression, tone, vein; character, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, setup; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  2. 2 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing <a woman with a disposition to fuss about trivial matters> Synonyms affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, inclination, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turnRelated Words favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  3. 3 the getting rid of whatever is unwanted or useless <we'll have to find some means for the disposition of all of this junk> Synonyms discarding, disposal, dumping, jettison, junking, removal, riddance, scrapping, throwing awayRelated Words clearance, clearing; decimation, demolishment, demolition, destructionNear Antonyms accumulation, acquirement, acquisition, collection, deposit, gathering

  4. 4 the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another <planned the disposition of events at her wedding with a precision that military commanders would envy> Synonyms arrangement, array, disposal, order, distribution, ordering, sequence, setupRelated Words continuity; precedence, priority; chain, procession, progression, succession; series; aligning (also alining), alignment (also alinement), lining up; design, layout, pattern, structure, systemNear Antonyms confusion, disorder, disorganization, disruption, upset; disconnection, disjointedness

  5. 5 an arrangement about action to be taken <all that remains is a disposition regarding the custody of the two children> Synonyms accord, bargain, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, agreement, pact, settlement, understandingRelated Words charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)





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