well-grounded [wel-groun-did] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-grounded on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. based on good reasons; well-founded: His opposition to the scheme is well-grounded.
  2. well or thoroughly instructed in the basic principles of a subject: She is well-grounded in mathematics.

Origin of well-grounded Middle English word dating back to 1325–75 Related Words for well-grounded valid, versed, corroborated, substantiated Examples from the Web for well-grounded Contemporary Examples of well-grounded

  • There are a lot of remarkable things to explain, instead of hyping up a fear which is not well-grounded.

    Sanjay Gupta, on the Ebola Front Lines

    Tim Teeman

    August 4, 2014

  • They are highly intelligent, well-grounded parents with strong values.

    Organizing for Action Wants Your Newtown Anniversary Party to Be a Success

    Stuart Stevens

    December 12, 2013

  • Historical Examples of well-grounded

  • She cannot dance, and hates it; but she is well-grounded in music.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans

  • Desiderius had to acknowledge that Lorand’s excuse was well-grounded.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • Tom was well-grounded in math, had to be for his job as pilot.

    Eight Keys to Eden

    Mark Irvin Clifton

  • All that is as nothing to a well-grounded apprehension as to one’s larder!

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • The truth is, the enmity is not so deep and well-grounded in the latter as in the former.

    The Ned M’Keown Stories

    William Carleton

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-grounded well-grounded adjective (well grounded when postpositive)

    1. well instructed in the basic elements of a subject
    2. another term for well-founded

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