grounded

adjective

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

Examples of grounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Awkwafina’s favor, this character, Zhen, is a little bit more grounded and well-developed than usual. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2024 In Awkwafina’s favor, her character, Zhen, is a little bit more grounded and well-developed than usual. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Luna then sextiles helpful Venus at 11:31 pm EST, guiding our efforts in a grounded and constructive direction. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 11 Feb. 2024 His dance style has a more grounded, powerful flair that underscores his mercurial, threatening nature in contrast to the lilting moves of the more sensitive Romeo. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 2 Feb. 2024 To stand on stage and do a very theatrical monologue, but feel so grounded. Selome Hailu, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 Creating it was a testament to newfound patience that translates into some of her most grounded and reflective music yet. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 Sagittarius can help Capricorn loosen up, while Capricorn can help Sagittarius become more grounded and responsible. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Understandably, her wardrobe is more grounded and practical in the adventure film. André-Naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 26 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

see ground entry 1

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grounded was in 1958

Dictionary Entries Near grounded

Cite this Entry

“Grounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grounded. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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