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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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Examples from the web for well-balanced
  • Throw in some veggies and you've got yourself a well-balanced meal in a few minutes.
  • Congratulations on a well-written, comprehensive and well-balanced account.
  • In a well-regulated and well-balanced economy, greed helps to keep the system expanding.
  • Without looking cramped, his well-balanced panels began to teem with crowds of individually articulated figures.
  • Perhaps they're initially targeting vehicles that won't require well-balanced tires.
  • Most vitamins can be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet.
  • And the country enjoyed a couple of decades of relatively well-balanced prosperity.
  • They were intelligent, well-balanced people, and they checked themselves to see if they were not over-reacting.
  • They apparently enjoyed a well-balanced diet, one that modern nutritionists would applaud.
  • In fact, roaches fed a poor-quality diet matured more slowly and were fatter than those fed a well-balanced one.
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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