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measured

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of measured

  1. 1 decided on as a result of careful thought <a measured response to the terrorist attack> Synonyms advised, calculated, considered, knowing, deliberate, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, thought-out, weighedRelated Words aforethought, premeditated, prepense; educated, informed; intentional, purposeful; designed, intended, planned, projected; careful, meticulous; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, prudentNear Antonyms half-cocked, ill-advised; chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; hasty, hurried, rushed; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; automatic, extemporaneous, impromptu, instinctive, spontaneousAntonyms casual, unadvised, uncalculated, unconsidered, unstudied

  2. 2 having distinct or certain limits <the measured authority of the mayor in running the town's affairs> Synonyms bounded, circumscribed, defined, definite, determinate, finite, limited, narrow, restrictedRelated Words modified, qualified; detailed, exact, precise, specific; confined, constricted, moderate, modest; minute, puny, small, tiny; determined, fixed, settledNear Antonyms bottomless, countless, incalculable, inestimable, inexhaustible, innumerable, unfathomable; unqualified, unreserved; general, indeterminate, nebulous, vague; enlarged, escalated, expanded; copious, plenitudinous, plentiful; big, bulky, bumper, considerable, extensive, goodly, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), respectable, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, vast, voluminous, whacking; epic, grandiose, major; ample, broad, comprehensive, cosmopolitan, expansive, global, inclusive, sweeping, universal, wholeAntonyms boundless, dimensionless, endless, illimitable, immeasurable, indefinite, infinite, limitless, measureless, unbounded, undefined, unlimited, unmeasured

  3. 3 marked by or occurring with a noticeable regularity in the rise and fall of sound <the soldier's funeral procession moved along to the measured beating of a drum> Synonyms cadenced, cadent, rhythmic, metrical (or metric)Related Words even, metronomic (also metronomical), regular, steady, uniform; lilting, musical, swayingAntonyms arrhythmic, nonmetrical, unmeasured, unrhythmic





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