grounded

adjective ground·ed \ ˈgrʼun-dəd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of grounded

: mentally and emotionally stable : admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious
  • remains grounded despite all the praise and attention

Examples of grounded in a Sentence

  1. once his boat was grounded, all he could do was wait for the tide to come back in and raise it off the sand bar

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Origin and Etymology of grounded

grounded Synonyms

Synonyms
beached, aground, stranded
Antonyms
afloat
Related Words
landed; alongshore; high and dry
Near Antonyms
offshore


GROUNDED Defined for English Language Learners

grounded

adjective

Definition of grounded for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life



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