well-grounded
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having a firm foundation <
well-grounded in Latin and Greek
>
2. well-founded

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  • well-grounded — [wel′groun′did] adj. 1. having a thorough basic knowledge of a subject 2. based on good reasons …   English World dictionary

  • well-grounded — UK / US adjective 1) a well grounded person has studied and read a lot about a particular subject well grounded in: She s very well grounded in French literature. 2) a well grounded argument is based on facts or good reasons …   English dictionary

  • well-grounded — adjective 1 well grounded in fully trained in an activity or skill: The soldiers were well grounded in survival skills. 2 well­founded: well grounded suspicions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-grounded — /wel grown did/, adj. 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. [1325 75; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-grounded — adj. well grounded in * * * [ˌwel graʊndɪd] well grounded in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • well-grounded — /ˈwɛl graʊndəd/ (say wel grownduhd) adjective 1. based on good grounds or reasons; well founded. 2. well or thoroughly instructed in the first principles of a subject. Also, (especially in predicative use), well grounded /wɛl ˈgraʊndəd/ (say wel… …   Australian English dictionary

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