well-balanced

adjective

well-ba·​lanced ˈwel-ˈba-lən(t)st How to pronounce well-balanced (audio)
1
: nicely or evenly balanced, arranged, or regulated
a well-balanced diet
a well-balanced attack in football
2
: emotionally or psychologically untroubled

Examples of well-balanced in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-balanced was circa 1616

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“Well-balanced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-balanced. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

well-balanced

adjective
well-ba·​lanced -ˈbal-ən(t)st How to pronounce well-balanced (audio)
1
: nicely or evenly balanced, arranged, or regulated
a well-balanced diet
2
: emotionally or psychologically untroubled

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