ground·​ed | \ ˈgrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce grounded (audio) \

Definition of grounded

: 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 Annabelle Wallis brings exactly the range needed to land her role as Madison, from grounded and realistic to high camp when needed. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Instead, opt for furniture and decor made of natural materials such as wood, which creates a more grounded feel. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021 More grounded than your typical Stephen King novel, Billy Summers sometimes reminded me of Barry on HBO. Marshall Heyman, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 In less capable hands Zoe might have been played dangerously close to inspiring a Manic Pixie Dream Girl think piece, but Chao keeps her grounded and realistic. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 17 Aug. 2021 But until that astral alignment occurs, there’s a more grounded assist. Beth Segal, cleveland, 8 July 2021 The result is both poetic and precise, grounded and glorious. Seth Combs Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2021 There is a grounded and authentic feel to the dialogue and interactions, including the two boys' interactions with a local fisherman (Marco Barricelli) and his daughter (Emma Berman). Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Approaching the website from a grounded view of a prospective client can aid in identifying potential problems. Hannah Trivette, Forbes, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of grounded

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grounded

see ground entry 1

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The first known use of grounded was in 1958

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23 Sep 2021

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“Grounded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of grounded

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


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