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[kleer-hed-id] /ˈklɪərˈhɛd ɪd/
having or showing an alert mind.
Origin of clearheaded
1700-10; clear + -headed
Related forms
clearheadedly, adverb
clearheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jeff stood a moment nursing, not his anger, but a clearheaded certainty that something must be done.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • He was so strong and so clearheaded, he could be such a wall if he chose.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • He was laborious, clearheaded, and profoundly versed in the details of finance.

  • clearheaded, simple-hearted, she had been always, and she was so still.

    Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller
  • The young man, whose fame was yet unattained, showed himself as clearheaded in the cabinet as in the camp.

  • He wished somebody as clearheaded and as capable were unloading his boat.

    Tom Grogan F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Who'd have thought that calm, clearheaded woman would ever have committed such a folly?

  • Corporal Ralph Gregory had shown coolness and clearheaded courage, equal to the oldest and bravest.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
  • Thus I sat musing, as I venture to think, in a clearheaded way.

    The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
  • Then there was a cold and clearheaded gathering around the big map in the central control room.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery

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