pos＝to place,to put（置,放）
1 person's natural qualities of mind and character 性情; 性格
*a calm, irritable, cheerful, boastful, etc disposition 沉静、易怒、开朗、自负等的性格.
2 ~ to sth/to do sth (fml 文) inclination; tendency 意向; 倾向
*a disposition to jealousy/to be jealous 爱忌妒
* There was a general disposition to ignore the problem. 人们一般都忽视了这个问题.
3 arrangement; placing 安排; 布置
*A defector revealed the disposition of the enemy fleet. 有一名叛变者透露了敌方舰队的部署.
n formal [C usually singular]
a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave or react in a certain way
= temperamentof a nervous/sociable/sensitive etc disposition
(=having a nervous etc character) The film is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition.have a cheerful/sunny etc disposition
(=have a happy character) [singular]
a tendency or willingness to behave in a particular way
= inclinationhave/show a disposition to do sth Neither side shows the slightest disposition to compromise.disposition towards Most children have a disposition towards obedience. [C usually singular]
the position or arrangement of something in a particular placedisposition of a map showing the disposition of American forces[U]formal
the way in which something is dealt with or useddisposition of A solicitor advised him as to the disposition of the money. [U and C]law
the act of formally giving property to someone the disposition of assets on death
1. He has a passive disposition. 他有被动的性格.
2. ----but only if you´re blessed with a sanguine disposition and won´t suffer sleepless nights over share prices. 你必须性格开朗，不会因股票价格的浮动而夜不能眠。
3. I am a man with a cheerful disposition. 我是个性情愉快的人。