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[pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-]
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  1. adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
  2. having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room.
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Origin of proportioned

First recorded in 1350–1400, proportioned is from the Middle English word proporcioned. See proportion, -ed2
Related formsnon·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·der·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·pro·por·tioned, adjectivewell-pro·por·tioned, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-proportioned

Historical Examples

  • Her complexion was fair; and her figure, though small, well-proportioned.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

    Mrs. Thomson

  • They were strong, well-proportioned men, and expert swimmers.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • Gilbert was a slender, spare man, but well-knit and well-proportioned.

    Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories

    Arthur Christopher Benson

  • The miners are a fine-looking race of men—strong and well-proportioned.

  • He was of about the middle height, and had been athletic and well-proportioned.

British Dictionary definitions for well-proportioned


adjective (well proportioned when postpositive)
  1. having the correct or desirable relationship between constituent parts with respect to size, number, or degree
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