Disposition /di-spə-ˈzi-shən / noun
Definition: Disposition is one of those words that can mean a few different things. The meanings depend on the context.
In one case, a disposition can mean a fundamental predisposition to act a specific way. Disposition can also describe expected reactions to specific circumstances.
The word disposition also has a legal meaning which means the end or a description of what the end is. Like many complex words, the meaning of disposition becomes clearer when used in sentences.
Etymology: Disposition is the Late Middle English version that comes from the Latin word dispositionem or “arranges or put in order.”
In a Sentence
It seems like every time he closes the kitchen door, his disposition causes him to slam it too hard, which is odd because it’s the only door he slams so hard.
The “not guilty” verdict fell flat on the courtroom floor as the court’s disposition left all those who watched the trial in stunned disbelief.
As the crowd gathered below to watch the spectacle taking place above, the woman’s happy disposition looked like it masked something serious and could explain why she was out on the ledge singing and dancing without a care in the world.