measured

adjective
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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In an isolated place, driven by measured manners rather than action, where even an accomplished heroine like Emma has never seen the sea, language is what makes everything happen. Constance Grady, Vox, "Victorian literature was full of lady detectives," 15 Dec. 2018 What instantly drew me to the Orion—other than the price—was the measured slit on either leg, right at the ankle. Amy Hou, Glamour, "The Black Leggings I Never Hesitate to Wear As Pants," 4 Dec. 2018 Researchers measured conventional semen parameters and molecular changes and found the group that ate nuts had improvements in their sperm count, vitality, motility and shape. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Study: Nutrition in nuts may help boost sperm count," 10 July 2018 But Obama’s successor took a less measured approach to the ruling. Timothy Bella, The Seattle Times, "‘Republicans will never stop’: Obama rips GOP after Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional," 17 Dec. 2018 The drama gets ramped up in these slow, measured ways, too. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The 9 Biggest Moments From 'Sharp Objects' Episode 5," 6 Aug. 2018 After six seasons of steadily building dread, what might have been the best drama series of the decade released its tension not all at once in a spectacular onscreen climax, but in much more measured fashion, in viewers’ imaginations. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 As a result, normal year-end nervousness has been amplified, and selling that in the past would have resulted in measured losses leads to deep drops. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Behind the Market Swoon: The Herdlike Behavior of Computerized Trading," 25 Dec. 2018 Then, by comparing this measured mass with the measured curvature of space-time, the team found what general relativity predicts for this mass, or galaxy. Chelsea Gohd, Space.com, "Einstein Was Right! Scientists Confirm General Relativity Works With Distant Galaxy," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of measured

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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measured

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of measured

: done with thought and care

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