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
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.
Recent Examples on the Web But with a measured tone in a gravely voice and a distinctive Brooklyn accent, Fauci effectively undercut the message that his boss had championed the day before about how to respond to COVID-19. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "The president vs. the doctor: Messages and tone conflict in a long-distance COVID-19 debate," 12 May 2020 Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes spoke there, also connecting the environmental movement to the Vietnam war, but doing so with the stridency and passion of an activist, compared to the more measured tones of Nelson, a politician. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "How People Across the U.S. Celebrated the First Earth Day," 21 Apr. 2020 Wyden initially responded to the newsroom’s November investigation by demanding answers from HUD but has since taken a more measured tone. oregonlive, "Housing Secretary Ben Carson finally talks radon with lawmakers, makes no promises," 6 Mar. 2020 Industry officials and retail executives had only measured praise for the phase-one deal that the countries’ leaders signed in January. Mark Maurer, WSJ, "Retail CFOs Grow More Cautious About Investment and Expansion in 2020," 24 Jan. 2020 Speaking in a measured, somber voice on Wednesday, Parnas struck a different tone from the boasting persona of his text messages or the smiling selfies in cigar bars with Giuliani. Time, "Lev Parnas Hits the Airwaves on the Eve of Trump's Impeachment Trial," 17 Jan. 2020 Michigan State basketball’s senior All-American took a measured, almost surgical approach to dissecting UCLA on Wednesday to showcase himself one final time at the Maui Invitational. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Cassius Winston carries Michigan State basketball to 75-62 win over UCLA in Maui," 27 Nov. 2019 Instead of scheduling at a breakneck speed and cramming its agenda with unfinished projects, SOFIA’s administrators are taking a more measured approach to maximize their returns. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "So Far, NASA's Flying Telescope Is a Huge Waste of Money," 15 Apr. 2020 During his term as attorney general, Beshear generally came off as mild-mannered and often took a measured approach when making public appearances and statements. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "Gov. Beshear has been in office for 3 months. Handling a pandemic wasn't on the calendar," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of measured

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2020

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“Measured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of measured

: done with thought and care

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