grounded

adjective
ground·​ed | \ ˈgrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce grounded (audio) \

Definition of grounded

: mentally and emotionally stable : admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious remains grounded despite all the praise and attention — see also ground entry 2

Examples of grounded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For as grandiose as scenes such as her final beseeching speech before death may be, the ones that linger involve Anne displaying some more grounded, recognizable flaws. Caroline Framke, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021 For Morris, one of the particular challenges is that he is introduced in the more grounded world outside of Ta Lo and interacts with other characters such as Slattery and Katy. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 The 2021 Cardinals are older, wiser and more grounded. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 With her grounded and unapologetic point of view, Rodriguez gets candid about being worn out from political comedy, embracing both sides of her heritage, getting back into the dating game, and so much more. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 31 Oct. 2021 So, how can companies jump into this evolving conversation in a grounded and authentic way? Nicole Dunn, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 With unflinching specificity, Reservation Dogs delivers a mix of grounded and fantastical elements. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 12 Aug. 2021 Annabelle Wallis brings exactly the range needed to land her role as Madison, from grounded and realistic to high camp when needed. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Instead, opt for furniture and decor made of natural materials such as wood, which creates a more grounded feel. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of grounded

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grounded

see ground entry 1

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The first known use of grounded was in 1958

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16 Dec 2021

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“Grounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grounded. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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grounded

adjective

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used to describe a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life

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