Synonyms and Antonyms of measured

  1. 1 decided on as a result of careful thought a measured response to the terrorist attack Synonyms of measured advised, calculated, considered, knowing, deliberate, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, thought-out, weighedWords Related to measured aforethought, premeditated, prepense; educated, informed; intentional, purposeful; designed, intended, planned, projected; careful, meticulous; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, prudentNear Antonyms of measured half-cocked, ill-advised; chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; hasty, hurried, rushed; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; automatic, extemporaneous, impromptu, instinctive, spontaneousAntonyms of measured casual, unadvised, uncalculated, unconsidered, unstudied

  2. 2 having distinct or certain limits the measured authority of the mayor in running the town's affairs Synonyms of measured bounded, circumscribed, defined, definite, determinate, finite, limited, narrow, restrictedWords Related to measured modified, qualified; detailed, exact, precise, specific; confined, constricted, moderate, modest; minute, puny, small, tiny; determined, fixed, settledNear Antonyms of measured bottomless, countless, incalculable, inestimable, inexhaustible, innumerable, unfathomable; unqualified, unreserved; general, indeterminate, nebulous, vague; enlarged, escalated, expanded; copious, plenitudinous, plentiful; big, bulky, bumper, considerable, extensive, goodly, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), respectable, sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, vast, voluminous, whacking; epic, grandiose, major; ample, broad, comprehensive, cosmopolitan, expansive, global, inclusive, sweeping, universal, wholeAntonyms of measured boundless, dimensionless, endless, illimitable, immeasurable, indefinite, infinite, limitless, measureless, unbounded, undefined, unlimited, unmeasured

  3. 3 marked by or occurring with a noticeable regularity in the rise and fall of sound the soldier's funeral procession moved along to the measured beating of a drum Synonyms of measured cadenced, cadent, rhythmic, metrical (or metric)Words Related to measured even, metronomic (also metronomical), regular, steady, uniform; lilting, musical, swayingAntonyms of measured arrhythmic, nonmetrical, unmeasured, unrhythmic

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