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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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Examples from the web for levelheaded
  • Attempts at remaining levelheaded were abandoned months ago.
  • There was heat in the room, to be sure, but the levelheaded moderator kept things on track and respectful.
  • All us mature, levelheaded, pragmatic readers are rooting for you.
  • There's nothing much wrong with it, except that it's levelheaded in a terribly convention- al way.
  • After several seemingly-levelheaded posts, you post one that gets all nutty on us.
  • He operates in a stratosphere that is insane, and yet this guy is so levelheaded.
  • What's more disturbing than the mailing are the number of seemingly levelheaded people writing here to say they agree with it.
  • Koji is the levelheaded one of the trio and a true intellectual.
Word Origin and History for levelheaded
adj.

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

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