lev·​el·​head·​ed | \ ˌle-vəl-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce levelheaded (audio) \

Definition of levelheaded

: having or showing sound judgment : sensible

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levelheadedness noun

Examples of levelheaded in a Sentence

She is levelheaded about her chances for success as an actress. a levelheaded assessment of the problem

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Tang has a reputation as a levelheaded and hard-working pragmatist who measures her success as a supervisor in terms of effective customer service. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF Supervisor Katy Tang says she’s not running for re-election in November," 12 June 2018 Over the course of a 14-year N.H.L. career, even the most steady, levelheaded goaltender suffers the occasional slip-up. Matt Rybaltowski, New York Times, "A Source of Fleury’s Success in Las Vegas? His New Goaltending Coach," 11 May 2018 Laid-back yet eager to please, Tully makes a wondrously levelheaded and insightful foil to Theron’s middle-aged mother. Michael O’sullivan, kansascity, "In ‘Tully,’ Charlize Theron offers a fearless look at modern motherhood | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 Less than a third of the country describes him as levelheaded, a figure that has been pretty steady over the course of his presidency. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "Trump says he's a stable genius. Only a quarter of Americans agree.," 10 Jan. 2018 The two men were widely known as (take your choice) levelheaded or tight-fisted businessmen, whose other collaborators often wound up unhappy with the divvying of profits. Brad Leithauser, WSJ, "‘Something Wonderful’ Review: The Winning Marquee," 29 Mar. 2018 The left-leaning Moon has emerged as a levelheaded pragmatist, despite heated sparring and mounting nuclear tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in recent months. Richard Engel, NBC News, "North Korea tensions: South urges U.S. to delay military drills ahead of Olympics," 19 Dec. 2017 Why are otherwise levelheaded people willing to make this leap? Heather Schwedel, Slate Magazine, "Free Fake Melania," 18 Oct. 2017 Our Trent Shadid took a levelheaded and numbers-based look at it all. Eric Bolin, ajc, "National, regional, local media all tore into Arkansas on Monday," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of levelheaded

1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of levelheaded

: having or showing an ability to think clearly and to make good decisions

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