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[lev-uh l-hed-id]
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  1. having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.
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Origin of levelheaded

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; level + head + -ed3
Related formslev·el·head·ed·ly, adverblev·el·head·ed·ness, noun
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  • Kincaide, my level-headed second officer, glanced curiously at Hendricks.

    Priestess of the Flame

    Sewell Peaslee Wright

  • Far more from my own intelligent, level-headed German assistant.

    Good Old Anna

    Marie Belloc Lowndes

  • He seemed to me to be about as cool and level-headed a man as I ever met.

  • And marm and dad will praise you for being so level-headed today.

  • It was lucky he had that level-headed soldier operator to advise him.

    Starlight Ranch

    Charles King

British Dictionary definitions for level-headed


  1. even-tempered, balanced, and reliable; steady
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Derived Formslevel-headedly, adverblevel-headedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for level-headed



also level-headed, 1869, from level (adj.) + head (n.). The notion is of "balanced." Related: Levelheadedness.

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