disposition

Someone's disposition is their mood or general attitude about life. If your friend woke up on the wrong side of the bed, tell her that she might need a disposition makeover.

Disposition means the positive or negative way a person views the world. In contrast, your character is determined by your inner moral values, and your personality reflects what you're like as an individual. An animal with an excellent disposition is friendly towards people. If you are cheerful, you're often said to have a sunny disposition. Disposition can also mean "getting rid of something," so cleaning your room might involve the disposition of empty pizza boxes and soda cans.

Definitions of disposition
  1. noun
    your usual mood
    “he has a happy disposition
    synonyms: temperament
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    aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitariness
    a disposition toward being alone
    animalism, physicality
    preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    bloodiness, bloodthirstiness
    a disposition to shed blood
    heart, spirit
    an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
    nervousness
    a sensitive or highly strung temperament
    esprit de corps, morale, team spirit
    the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
    moodiness
    having temperamental and changeable moods
    blood
    temperament or disposition
    perfectionism
    a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable
    permissiveness, tolerance
    a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    restrictiveness, unpermissiveness
    a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
    good nature
    a cheerful, obliging disposition
    agreeability, agreeableness
    a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
    ill nature
    a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
    disagreeableness
    an ill-tempered and offensive disposition
    willingness
    cheerful compliance
    involuntariness, unwillingness
    the trait of being unwilling
    friendliness
    a friendly disposition
    unsociability, unsociableness
    an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship
    unfriendliness
    an unfriendly disposition
    calm, calmness, composure, equanimity
    steadiness of mind under stress
    discomposure
    a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure
    optimism
    a general disposition to expect the best in all things
    pessimism
    a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things
    epicurism
    the disposition and habits of an epicure
    gourmandism
    the disposition and habits of a gourmand
    introversion
    (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
    friendlessness
    being without friends
    reclusiveness
    a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
    queasiness, restlessness, uneasiness
    inability to rest or relax or be still
    restiveness, skittishness
    characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
    acceptance, sufferance, toleration
    a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    indulgence, lenience, leniency
    a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    overtolerance
    too much permissiveness
    sternness, strictness
    uncompromising resolution
    good will, goodwill, grace
    a disposition to kindness and compassion
    forbearance, longanimity, patience
    good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
    easygoingness
    being without worry or concern
    risibility
    a disposition to laugh
    complaisance, compliance, compliancy, deference, obligingness
    a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
    crabbedness, crabbiness, crossness
    a disposition to be ill-tempered
    contrariness, crankiness, crotchetiness, grumpiness
    a fussy and eccentric disposition
    moroseness, sourness, sulkiness, sullenness
    a sullen moody resentful disposition
    biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, temper
    a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    impatience
    a dislike of anything that causes delay
    shrewishness
    a nature given to nagging or scolding
    asperity, sharpness
    harshness of manner
    acerbity, acrimony, bitterness, jaundice, tartness, thorniness
    a rough and bitter manner
    aggressiveness, belligerence, pugnacity
    a natural disposition to be hostile
    contentiousness, quarrelsomeness
    an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
    eagerness, forwardness, readiness, zeal
    prompt willingness
    openness, receptiveness, receptivity
    willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
    wholeheartedness
    undivided commitment or unreserved enthusiasm
    disinclination, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, reluctance
    a certain degree of unwillingness
    resistance
    (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
    affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality
    a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
    amicability, amicableness
    having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness
    closeness, familiarity, intimacy
    close or warm friendship
    accessibility, approachability
    the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
    congeniality
    a congenial disposition
    amity, cordiality
    a cordial disposition
    good-neighborliness, good-neighbourliness, neighborliness, neighbourliness
    a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors
    hospitableness
    having a disposition that welcomes guests and is fond of entertaining
    aloofness, remoteness, standoffishness, withdrawnness
    a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
    closeness, secretiveness
    characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
    hostility, ill will
    a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    aggression
    a disposition to behave aggressively
    misanthropy
    a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people
    uncongeniality
    a disposition not to be congenial
    unneighborliness
    an unneighborly disposition
    inhospitableness
    having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition
    helpfulness, kindliness
    friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
    aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid
    great coolness and composure under strain
    placidity, quiet, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity
    a disposition free from stress or emotion
    disquiet, unease, uneasiness
    the trait of seeming ill at ease
    fluster, perturbation
    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    affirmativeness
    the agreeable quality of one who assents
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    nature
    the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
  2. noun
    a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing
    “a swelling with a disposition to rupture”
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    aptness, propensity
    a disposition to behave in a certain way
    mordacity
    a disposition to biting
    predisposition
    a disposition in advance to react in a particular way
    proneness
    being disposed to do something
    separatism
    a disposition toward schism and secession from a larger group; the principles and practices of separatists
    inclination, tendency
    a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect
    heterosis, hybrid vigor
    (genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
    buoyancy
    the tendency to float in water or other liquid
    electronegativity, negativity
    (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
    stainability
    (cytology) the capacity of cells or cell parts to stain specifically with certain dyes
    desire
    an inclination to want things
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    property
    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
  3. noun
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    synonyms: inclination, tendency
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    direction
    a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
    drift, movement, trend
    a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
    Call
    a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    denominationalism
    the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations
    devices
    an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
    sympathy, understanding
    an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    favoritism, favouritism
    an inclination to favor some person or group
    leaning, proclivity, propensity
    a natural inclination
    bent, set
    a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    literalism
    a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
    perseveration
    the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
    predisposition
    an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
    favor, favour
    an inclination to approve
    disapproval, disfavor, disfavour, dislike
    an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    partiality, partisanship
    an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
    impartiality, nonpartisanship
    an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    tenor
    a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life
    evolutionary trend
    a general direction of evolutionary change
    gravitation
    a figurative movement toward some attraction
    orientation, predilection, preference
    a predisposition in favor of something
    doghouse
    an idiomatic term for being in disfavor
    reprobation
    severe disapproval
    anthropocentricity, anthropocentrism
    an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values
    ethnocentrism
    belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group
    Eurocentrism
    belief in the preeminence of Europe and the Europeans
    bias, preconception, prejudice
    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    tilt
    a slight but noticeable partiality
    localism, provincialism, sectionalism
    a partiality for some particular place
    unfairness
    partiality that is not fair or equitable
    disinterestedness
    freedom from bias or from selfish motives
    candor, candour, fair-mindedness, fairness
    ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
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    attitude, mental attitude
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
  4. noun
    the act or means of getting rid of something
    synonyms: disposal
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    appointment
    (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
    comb-out
    the act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people
    giving
    disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return
    abandonment
    the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
    mine disposal
    the disposal of explosive mines
    sewage disposal
    the disposal of sewage
    lending, loaning
    disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
    discard, throwing away
    getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
    discard
    (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
    minesweeping
    the activity of detecting and disposing of marine mines
    usury
    the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
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    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
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