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levelheaded

[lev-uh l-hed-id] /ˈlɛv əlˈhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; level + head + -ed3
Related forms
levelheadedly, adverb
levelheadedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for level-headed

level-headed

adjective
1.
even-tempered, balanced, and reliable; steady
Derived Forms
level-headedly, adverb
level-headedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for level-headed

levelheaded

adj.

also level-headed, 1869, from level (adj.) + head (n.). The notion is of "balanced." Related: Levelheadedness.

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