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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenable, well-foundedadjective

    based on sound reasoning or evidence

    "well-founded suspicions"


  1. well-foundedadjective

    based on reasoning, evidence and good judgement

  2. well-foundedadjective

    properly substantiated


  1. well-founded

    In the context of mathematics, logic, and computer science, a relation R is said to be well-founded (often wellfounded) if there does not exist any infinite sequence of elements in its field (or in an unbounded subset of its field) xi (i ∈ N), such that each element comes later than the next in the relation, or more formally, for all i, xi+1 R xi. In a broader context, "well-founded" refers to something that is based on sound reasoning or evidence; it is solidly established and justifiable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of well-founded in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of well-founded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of well-founded in a Sentence

  1. Maureen Ferguson:

    There's a well-founded hope that The Supreme Court will overturn Roe, or at least allow far more leeway to the state in terms of sending abortion policy, so I think people here are hopeful, but I don't think anyone's considering this to be a slam dunk.

  2. Jason Kint:

    But we would be foolish to believe this changes any other well-founded concerns around Google's dominance over the digital ad business.

  3. Jacob Rees-Mogg:

    It is crucially important as it shows how well founded concerns over the Chequers conclusions are, if the Brexit Secretary could not support them they cannot genuinely be delivering Brexit.

  4. Fernandez Diaz:

    Mr Rato came to the ministry to talk to me about a well-founded concern affecting his personal security, he told me of his particular concern about the serious threats and insults that both he and people in his close circle were receiving, (about) situations in which he was being assaulted and verbally rebuked as well as reiterated threats received through other channels, particularly social networks.

  5. London Mayor Boris Johnson:

    The thing is ridiculous and it is not a well-founded strike.

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