Meaning of well rounded in English:

well rounded



  • 1(of a person) plump or curvaceous.

    ‘he was dancing with a well-rounded blonde’
    • ‘Yet the whole point of citing Monroe was that she had a well-rounded figure, demonstrating that it's not only OK but sexy to be big in hips or tummy.’
    • ‘Girls, boys, old people - even the famously well-rounded female population of Fiji is falling victim to fat fears.’
    plump, chubby, fat, stout, rotund, roly-poly, fattish, portly, dumpy, chunky, broad in the beam, overweight, heavy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, paunchy, Falstaffian
  • 2(of a person) having a personality that is fully developed in all aspects.

    ‘the ability to master a variety of skills is important to any well-rounded person’
    • ‘It was important not to concentrate wholly on the academic but to develop well-rounded people, while the academic aspects were also very important.’
    • ‘However, there is a determined emphasis on developing well-rounded individuals.’
    • ‘‘The school enables children to develop as mature, well-rounded individuals with respect and care for others,’ inspectors concluded.’
    • ‘For Humboldt, classics offered a general culture, distinct from the useful arts on the one hand, and aristocratic play and dilettantism on the other, to ennoble the soul and develop a well-rounded personality.’
    • ‘Looking back on it now, how do you feel working with Troma helped you develop as a well-rounded, insightful person?’
    • ‘The airlines typically insist on a degree as it shows that you can stick with something, have a well-rounded social-academic persona and are an achiever.’
    • ‘Essentially, the Dean was conveying the importance of learning coupled with realizing self worth, both which a person needs to be well-rounded.’
    • ‘And by improving military training programs, sailors will be more well-rounded, professionally and personally.’
    • ‘How much ‘experience’ do you think is necessary for someone to be a well-rounded and interesting person?’
    • ‘Nicole is a well-rounded, determined, and young-at-heart woman’
    • ‘The women are forced to fill their time pursuing personal interests and taking classes, becoming more well-rounded, interesting women.’
    • ‘But Mrs Walsh strongly believes in developing well-rounded pupils and is always keen to recognise good behaviour and kindness with book prizes in a special assembly.’
    • ‘Businesses want well-rounded people; people who read newspapers and who are engaged in public issues; people who are aware of the world around them, who see the larger picture and actively engage in it.’
    • ‘I think I left camp a much more confident person, a more well-rounded person, even a more peaceful person.’
    • ‘The college principal added: ‘She was just a super, well-rounded individual and a lovely girl, which makes this particularly tragic.’’
  • 3(of a phrase or sentence) carefully composed and balanced.

    • ‘he spoke in pompous, well-rounded phrases’