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[wel-roun-did] /ˈwɛlˈraʊn dɪd/
having desirably varied abilities or attainments.
desirably varied:
a well-rounded curriculum.
fully developed; well-balanced.
1870-75 Unabridged
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  • To bo a well rounded reader than you need to read all types of books, even the sad ones.
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  • He was not what anybody would have called well rounded.
  • On the whole though, they have a fairly well rounded education, better manners and a pleasing degree of self confidence.
  • Successful, well rounded experience, obviously intelligent.
  • Those are supposed to make the students well rounded.
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  • Grains are well rounded and moderately to well sorted.
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British Dictionary definitions for well rounded


adjective (well rounded when postpositive)
rounded in shape or well developed: a well-rounded figure
full, varied, and satisfying: a well-rounded life
well planned and balanced: a well-rounded programme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for well rounded



1796, from well (adv.) + past participle of round (v.). Figurative sense is from mid-19c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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