: characterized by stability or consistency

Examples of even-keeled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The day’s main event was less than 15 minutes away, but Schnall remained even-keeled and mustered a smile while heading into a ballroom inside McCormick Place. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 13 May 2024 Which is all very even-keeled and level-headed, but, a little like with Veronica Lee’s insistently winsome score, the lack of inflection in the film’s infinitely broad-spectrum compassion can sometimes feel less like restraint and more like timidity. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 25 Feb. 2024 Lamar Jackson has been as even-keeled as any player can possibly be this season and seems ready to capture the moment. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024 His personality and approach could be excellent complementary intangibles for Young, who is much more reserved and even-keeled. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 26 Jan. 2024 Typically even-keeled, the 70-year-old regained her composure and shrugged off the collision. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 14 Jan. 2024 Over the past 10 years on Fixer Upper and its spinoffs, Joanna has remained even-keeled, contained and organized, and Chip has often been found goofing around atop a ladder or busting through drywall. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 Most of the time, though, Baker was even-keeled, affable and recognized as a player’s manager. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 While not the party's top choice for the gavel, the deeply religious and even-keeled Johnson has few foes and an important GOP backer: Donald Trump. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of even-keeled was in 1869

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“Even-keeled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even-keeled. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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