well founded Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “well founded” in the English Dictionary

"well founded" in British English

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well foundedadjective

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based on ​facts: [before noun] He had to show that he had a well-founded ​fear of ​persecution on ​religious or ​politicalgrounds to ​qualify as a ​refugee.
(Definition of well founded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"well-founded" in American English

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based on ​facts or good ​reasons: Her ​fears were well-founded.
(Definition of well-founded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “well founded”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有事实根据的, 理由充分的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有事實根據的, 理由充分的…
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