mea·​sured | \ ˈme-zhərd How to pronounce measured (audio) , ˈmā-\

Definition of measured

1 : marked by due proportion
2a : marked by rhythm : regularly recurrent a measured gait
b : metrical
3 : deliberate, calculated a measured response

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Other Words from measured

measuredly adverb

Examples of measured in a Sentence

This crisis requires a measured response. She spoke in carefully measured tones.

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Upon taking office, Mexican President Lopez Obrador sought to take a more measured approach to immigration, repeatedly rebuffing Trump's provocations and insisting that shared migration problems required solutions beyond border security. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Mexico's tiny refugee office seeks help to process record numbers of asylum seekers," 24 June 2019 But where Mr Sanders promises a revolution, her proposals are more measured, detailed and various. The Economist, "Elizabeth Warren, saviour of capitalism," 21 June 2019 And when the electrode positions were reversed, the scientists saw a corresponding decrease in measured creativity compared with the sham group. The Economist, "Zapping the brain improves creativity," 14 June 2019 Police handling of the rest of the three-month occupation was far more measured, and protesters were not fully cleared until time and fatigue had thinned their ranks. James Griffiths, CNN, "How did one of the safest cities in the world descend into violence?," 13 June 2019 This more measured approach in their football led to the Reds keeping 21 league clean sheets this season, conceding a measly 22 goals., "Alisson Reveals the Tactical Change Which Led to Liverpool's Champions League Win," 9 June 2019 The tides are turning, away from an ad hoc society into a more measured one, and each character is experiencing the change differently. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "The Outlaw World of Deadwood," 6 June 2019 In the measured remembrance of a documentary, the emotional highs and lows are muted. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "In 'Pavarotti' documentary, Ron Howard hits high notes but skimps on drama," 5 June 2019 By the end of the two-day symposium at Trinity, a more measured and nuanced appreciation of this extraordinary man was clear than during much of his life, or even at the time of his death. Matthew Sturgis, The New York Review of Books, "Geoffrey Wheatcroft," 21 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of measured

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of measured

: done with thought and care

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to form ideas or theories about something

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