clearheaded

adjective clear·head·ed \ -ˌhe-dəd \

Definition of clearheaded

1 :having or showing a clear understanding :perceptive
  • clearheaded comments
2 :able to think clearly
  • stay calm and clearheaded

clearheadedly

adverb

clearheadedness

noun

Examples of clearheaded in a Sentence

  1. He remains calm and clearheaded in tense situations.

  2. waited until she was clearheaded to make the decision

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First Known Use of clearheaded

1709


CLEARHEADED Defined for English Language Learners

clearheaded

adjective

Definition of clearheaded for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing an ability to think clearly



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