levelheaded

[lev-uhl-hed-id]
adjective
having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; level + head + -ed3

levelheadedly, adverb
levelheadedness, noun
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level-headed
 
adj
even-tempered, balanced, and reliable; steady
 
level-'headedly
 
adv
 
level-'headedness
 
n

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levelheaded
also level-headed, 1876, from level (adj.) + head (n.). The notion is of "balanced."
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Example sentences
Improving the function and practice of audit committees are areas that cry out
  for level-headed thinking and practical solutions.
He is level-headed, quick to listen and focused on achieving results through
  collaboration.
In the past, there has been significant industry resistance to this seemingly
  level-headed concept.
He is a well-rounded, level-headed supervisor who is well respected by those
  who work directly for him.
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