[wel-bal-uh nst]


rightly balanced, adjusted, or regulated: a well-balanced diet.
sensible; sane: a well-balanced mind.

Origin of well-balanced

First recorded in 1620–30
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Contemporary Examples of well-balanced

Historical Examples of well-balanced

  • What he said was so wise, so well-balanced, and so captivating.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • No man will believe a girl who has just accepted his suit to be not well-balanced,—you know.


    Joseph Conrad

  • It was certainly not the product of a—say, of a well-balanced mind.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Now, all this does not matter to the mentally solid and well-balanced reader.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • As aforesaid, the mixed vegetarian dietary is, in general, well-balanced.

    No Animal Food

    Rupert H. Wheldon

British Dictionary definitions for well-balanced


adjective (well balanced when postpositive)

having good balance or proportions
of balanced mind; sane or sensible
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