well-balanced

,well-`balanced adjective
1. ) made up of various things that form a satisfactory or healthy combination:
a reasonable well-balanced approach to the problem of hazardous wastes
a well-balanced diet (=one that contains a variety of foods and the right amount of protein, vegetables, etc.): It's important that children eat a well-balanced diet.
2. ) a well-balanced person is sensible and is mentally strong and healthy
3. ) arranged so as to balance well:
a well-balanced load
It's easier to ride up a mountain with a well-balanced saddle.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • well-balanced — balanced al anced adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; opposite of {unbalanced}. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-balanced — adj 1.) a well balanced meal or ↑diet contains all the different things you need to keep you healthy 2.) a well balanced person is sensible and does not allow strong emotions to control their behaviour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-balanced — well′ bal′anced adj. 1) rightly balanced, adjusted, or regulated: a well balanced diet[/ex] 2) sensible; sane: a well balanced mind[/ex] • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • well-balanced — [wel′bal′ənst] adj. 1. nicely or exactly balanced, adjusted, or regulated [a well balanced meal] 2. sane, sensible, and reliable …   English World dictionary

  • well-balanced — well ba·lanced bal ən(t)st adj 1) nicely or evenly balanced, arranged, or regulated <a well balanced diet> 2) emotionally or psychologically untroubled …   Medical dictionary

  • well-balanced — [adj] sensible; equal all there*, astute, aware, cognizant, discriminating, graceful, having all one’s marbles*, informed, intelligent, knowing, level headed, logical, mentally stable, practical, proportional, prudent, rational, reasonable, sane …   New thesaurus

  • well-balanced — index proportionate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-balanced — UK / US adjective 1) made up of various things that form a satisfactory or healthy combination a reasonable well balanced approach to the problem of hazardous wastes a well balanced diet (= one that contains a variety of foods and the right… …   English dictionary

  • well-balanced — also well balanced 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as well balanced, you mean that they are sensible and do not have many emotional problems. ...a fun loving, well balanced individual. Syn: stable 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe something… …   English dictionary

  • well-balanced — adjective Date: 1629 1. nicely or evenly balanced, arranged, or regulated < a well balanced diet > < a well balanced attack in football > 2. emotionally or psychologically untroubled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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