well-founded


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well-found·ed

(wĕl′foun′dĭd)
adj.
Based on sound judgment, reasoning, or evidence; adequately substantiated: well-founded suspicions.

well-founded

adj (well founded when postpositive)
having good grounds: well-founded rumours.

well′-found′ed



adj.
having a foundation in fact; based on good reasons, information, etc.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-founded - based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

well-founded

adjective justifiable, justified, reasonable, valid, warranted, legitimate, credible, plausible, defensible, well grounded, supportable We must respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to change.

well-founded

adjective
1. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
2. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
Translations

well-founded

[ˌwelˈfaʊndɪd] ADJfundamentado

well-founded

[ˌwɛlˈfaʊndɪd] adjfondato/a
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The unanimous judgement found that all of the complaints were "not well-founded and are dismissed".
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Greek authorities think arson could be behind a series of fires fire raging on several fronts on the western Greek island of Zakynthos, Ekathimerini reports.The country's fire service says there are "well-founded suspicions of foul play" after five fires broke out late Saturday and early Sunday, followed by another three on Sunday morning.Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, who is also the local Parliament member, said of the multiple blazes while visiting the island: "This is planned."The fire service said 10 of the 12 fires burning on Zakynthos are still unchecked, with high winds making it difficult to control the flames.
After lengthy study, I am confident that accusations of fraud are well-founded.
Where the petitioner, a native of China, was denied asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, the decision must be upheld despite his contentions that (1) the immigration judge clearly erred in finding him not credible, (2) he independently established a well-founded fear of persecution and (3) no substantial evidence supported the rejection of his CAT claim.
Professor Hathaway argues that this presumption should be rejected because it lacks a sound empirical basis and because it conflicts with the relatively low evidentiary threshold set by the Refugee Convention's "well-founded fear" standard.
This is to certify that, based on records, a preliminary investigation was conducted in this case, that there is sufficient ground to engender a well-founded belief that the crime charged was committed and that the accused are probably guilty thereof, the OSP said in the certification attached in the charge sheet.
Predictions that he will pursue an agenda that is too Left-wing to hand him the keys to Downing Street are probably well-founded, and that seems to be the cause celebre for Dave Cameron and the Tory Party.