levelheaded

adjective

lev·​el·​head·​ed ˌle-vəl-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce levelheaded (audio)
: having or showing sound judgment : sensible
levelheadedness noun

Example Sentences

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

“Levelheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levelheaded. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

levelheaded

adjective
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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