well-round·​ed ˈwel-ˈrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce well-rounded (audio)
: fully or broadly developed: such as
: having a broad educational background
schools that turn out well-rounded graduates
: comprehensive
a well-rounded program of activities

Examples of well-rounded in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-rounded was in 1823

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“Well-rounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-rounded. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: including many details or much variety
a well-rounded education

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