lev·​el·​head·​ed ˌle-vəl-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce levelheaded (audio)
: having or showing sound judgment : sensible
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
Recent Examples on the Web But more levelheaded engineers have also scrutinized the problem in detail, and the technical issues appear to be understood well enough to suggest possible work-arounds. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Jan. 2012 There’s pretty much always time to call one or three or five people smarter than you or just calmer than you who will ask you levelheaded questions and try to pull you back from the edge of making a big mistake. Sarah Bahr, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Perhaps the more levelheaded member of the Tika Three, Carson has played an excellent game from the middle position, operating behind the scenes and telling the right kind of lies to advance himself. Martin Holmes, Vulture, 12 May 2023 In conversation, Hyltin, who has never suffered a serious injury that forced her to sit out a season (or even a company tour), comes across as levelheaded and calm. Marina Harss, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2022 Mercury then checks in with Saturn, guiding us to a more levelheaded perspective. Chicago Tribune, 29 Nov. 2022 Compared to the flashiness and giddiness of some past Latin Grammy spectacles, this year’s edition was closer to the levelheaded side. Jon Pareles, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2022 Asked about the team’s ugly start, Davies presented a levelheaded viewpoint. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 15 Apr. 2022 Karen Fann, the president of the Senate, had a reputation as a reasonable and levelheaded leader. Author: Dan Zak, Anchorage Daily News, 23 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of levelheaded was in 1879

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“Levelheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levelheaded. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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lev·​el·​head·​ed ˌlev-əl-ˈhed-əd How to pronounce levelheaded (audio)
: having or showing good judgment : sensible
levelheadedness noun
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