ground·​ed ˈgrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce grounded (audio)
: mentally and emotionally stable : admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious
remains grounded despite all the praise and attention
see also ground entry 2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By marrying practical and hands-on experiences with the academic, Williams said, the foundation is working to give people a more grounded experience and understanding. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2022 Instead, Poles has taken a grounded view of the roster. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 5 Sep. 2022 Dark wood furniture adds dramatic contrast and helps the room feel more grounded. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 In the first three half-hour episodes sent to critics, Little Demon can be wobbly in balancing its impish sense of humor and squishy sense of heart, its otherworldly shenanigans and its more grounded emotions. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Aug. 2022 These parts—possibly from Poland, which has MiG-29s of its own—allowed Kyiv’s air arm to repair potentially dozens of grounded airframes. David Axe, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Age diversity on your staff makes for a more grounded and well-rounded team. Betsy Bertram, Outside Online, 16 May 2018 Luckily, while its ideas threaten to spiral out of this world, The Resort is not without more grounded pleasures. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 July 2022 Instead, Season Three takes a more grounded and low-key approach to redefining Viktor, in a manner not dissimilar to how a legal procedural or workplace comedy might have addressed the issue. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History


see ground entry 1

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grounded was in 1958

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Cite this Entry

“Grounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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