levelheaded

[ lev-uh l-hed-id ]
/ ˈlɛv əlˈhɛd ɪd /

adjective

having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.

Nearby words

  1. level with someone,
  2. level-headed,
  3. level-off,
  4. leveler,
  5. levelers,
  6. leveling,
  7. leveling instrument,
  8. leveling rod,
  9. levelland,
  10. leveller

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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British Dictionary definitions for level-headed

level-headed

adjective

even-tempered, balanced, and reliable; steady
Derived Formslevel-headedly, adverblevel-headedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for level-headed

levelheaded

adj.

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

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