measured

adjective

Definition of measured

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

measuredly

adverb

Examples of measured in a Sentence

  1. This crisis requires a measured response.

  2. She spoke in carefully measured tones.

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First Known Use of measured

14th century


MEASURED Defined for English Language Learners

measured

adjective

Definition of measured for English Language Learners

  • : done with thought and care



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