Disposedness to Disputeless
(Dis*pos"ed*ness) n. The state of being disposed or inclined; inclination; propensity. [R.]
(Dis*pose"ment) n. Disposal. [Obs.] Goodwin.
(Dis*pos"er) n. One who, or that which, disposes; a regulator; a director; a bestower.
Absolute lord and disposer of all things.Barrow.
(Dis*pos"ing*ly), adv. In a manner to dispose.
(Dis*pos"it*ed) a. [See Disposition.] Disposed. [Obs.] Glanvill.
(Dis`po*si"tion) n. [F. disposition, dispositio, fr. disponere to dispose; dis- + ponere to
place. See Position, and cf. Dispone.]
1. The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition
of a man's property by will.
Who have received the law by the disposition of angels.Acts vii. 53.
The disposition of the work, to put all things in a beautiful order and harmony, that the whole may be of
2. The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition
of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.
3. Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in
plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
4. Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.
How stands your disposition to be married?Shak.
5. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's
fellow-men; temper of mind. "A man of turbulent disposition." Hallam. "He is of a very melancholy disposition."
His disposition led him to do things agreeable to his quality and condition wherein God had placed him.Strype.
6. Mood; humor.
As I perchance hereafter shall think meetShak.
To put an antic disposition on.
Syn. Disposal; adjustment; regulation; arrangement; distribution; order; method; adaptation; inclination; propensity; bestowment; alienation; character; temper; mood.
Disposition, Character, Temper. Disposition is the natural humor of a person, the predominating
quality of his character, the constitutional habit of his mind. Character is this disposition influenced by
motive, training, and will. Temper is a quality of the fiber of character, and is displayed chiefly when the
emotions, especially the passions, are aroused.
(Dis`po*si"tion*al) a. Pertaining to disposition.
(Dis`po*si"tioned) a. Having (such) a disposition; used in compounds; as, well- dispositioned.
(Dis*pos"i*tive) a. [Cf. F. dispositif.]