- having desirably varied abilities or attainments.
- desirably varied: a well-rounded curriculum.
- fully developed; well-balanced.
Origin of well-rounded
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for well-rounded
“In my opinion, Topanga was one of the most well-rounded, well-written characters on TV,” she says.'Boy Meets World' Star Danielle Fishel Is OK with Being Topanga Forever
September 11, 2014
It does seem like television is the medium for very rich, well-rounded female characters—as opposed to film.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'
September 3, 2014
What does, is that you do it, and that it helps to make a better, well-rounded you.Life’s Essentials: Serious Work, Serious Fun.
July 21, 2014
Solomon interviewed 300 families to present a well-rounded perspective on the complex variety of combinations that can occur.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks
The Daily Beast
December 11, 2012
The worst-kept secret of college admissions is that colleges are looking for the well-rounded class, not the well-rounded kid.Steve Cohen on the Three Biggest College Admissions Lies
September 26, 2012
Her figure was well-rounded, plump, and what the French call nette.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
Cabbage, crisp and firm, with a well-rounded and compact head.
Our instructions call for finding a person with a well-rounded education.Master of None
Lloyd Neil Goble
Her form had filled out until it was admirably plump and well-rounded.Sister Carrie
There is persuasiveness in a well-rounded muscular development.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot
Thomas D. Whittles
- rounded in shape or well developeda well-rounded figure
- full, varied, and satisfyinga well-rounded life
- well planned and balanceda well-rounded programme
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Word Origin and History for well-rounded
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