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[wel-bal-uh nst] /ˈwɛlˈbæl ənst/
rightly balanced, adjusted, or regulated:
a well-balanced diet.
sensible; sane:
a well-balanced mind.
Origin of well-balanced
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was too well-balanced to drift unwittingly along this perilous road of thought.

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • What he said was so wise, so well-balanced, and so captivating.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • The face bespeaks a clear, powerful, and well-balanced intelligence; the eyes express a firm and thoughtful kindliness.

    Princes and Poisoners Frantz Funck-Brentano
  • As aforesaid, the mixed vegetarian dietary is, in general, well-balanced.

    No Animal Food Rupert H. Wheldon
  • Any one who can play the '42 Exercises' as they should be played may be called a well-balanced violinist.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • It proves that the Dartaway is a well-balanced machine, and that means much.

    The Rover Boys in the Air Edward Stratemeyer
  • Then, in addition to these great qualities, truth-telling in its highest sense requires a well-balanced mind.

    Friends in Council Arthur Helps
British Dictionary definitions for well-balanced


adjective (well balanced when postpositive)
having good balance or proportions
of balanced mind; sane or sensible
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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