well-grounded


well-grounded
well′-ground′ed
adj.
1) based on good reasons; well-founded:
well-grounded suspicions[/ex]
2) well or thoroughly instructed in the basic principles of a subject:
well-grounded in mathematics[/ex]
Etymology: 1325–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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