Definition of measured in English:



  • 1Having a slow, regular rhythm.

    ‘she set off with measured tread’
    • ‘He approached Drake, Quin, and Dale with slow, measured steps.’
    • ‘The girl stopped to listen and, when no sound met her ears, chose a direction at random and began to take slow, measured steps.’
    • ‘Nitrus, complying, took slow, measured steps as if it was all a part of a master plan, yet he was shaking inwardly.’
    • ‘He took slow, measured steps as if it was all a part of a master plan, but he was shaking inwardly.’
    • ‘Occasionally, a small shudder reverberated through her frame, almost as unnoticeable as her father's slow, measured breathing.’
    • ‘Her slow, measured movements of bending, dipping in to the buckets and straightening up, moving each time to the very edge of the ledge had a deeply meditative effect.’
    • ‘The measured rhythm of their hoofs gave point to her words.’
    • ‘He walked with a slow, measured pace towards Brandon and growled slightly.’
    • ‘She moved past Kevin and walked with a slow, measured pace down the hill.’
    • ‘The Spanish boy had already begun to pace, moving to circle about her with slow, measured sidesteps.’
    • ‘Red mounted the steps of Claw's headquarters with measured tread, the chill of the night air leaving him.’
    • ‘Attracted by the smooth flow and formal consistency of Arabic metrical verse, Hebrew poets adopted its rhythmical patterns, and some tunes also acquired measured rhythms.’
    • ‘Walking with measured steps she knelt down at the corner of the cave.’
    • ‘With the measured steps of a predator, Jason entered.’
    • ‘As she stepped out lightly to the beat in measured, graceful ballet steps, she saw her parents smiling proudly at her from the front row.’
    • ‘Jacob walked in measured steps across the floor to the throne.’
    • ‘With finality Skye stopped walking, the measured beat of her steps coming to an abrupt end.’
    • ‘He just showed the slides, two by two, with a measured pace and a few syncopated pauses precisely where one needed time.’
    • ‘Hackles rising straight from his neck, his eyes bugged distressingly as he tracked Samantha's measured pace from the back of the chamber to the chair beside the bench.’
    • ‘We generally move in careful increments at a measured pace.’
    regular, steady, even, uniform, rhythmic, rhythmical, unfaltering, constant, sustained, slow, dignified, resolute, stately, sedate, leisurely, unhurried, firm, deliberate, ponderous
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    1. 1.1(of speech or writing) carefully considered and restrained.
      ‘his measured prose’
      • ‘But the practicalities of measured judgement and well-timed decisions and deals can, they argue, be learnt and well cultivated.’
      • ‘When he talks, it is with quiet, carefully measured sentences.’
      • ‘Her writing and performance are as measured and thoughtful as they are snortingly funny.’
      • ‘But it succeeded, unlike so many others, because of careful planning and a measured approach.’
      • ‘His writing is clear, measured and precise.’
      • ‘McGrath talks about his history in contemplative and carefully measured tones.’
      • ‘When he spoke his words were measured and careful, but they were growled at her.’
      • ‘This achievement is the fruit of a decade of collective measured thought and painstaking preparation before construction began in 2001.’
      • ‘We will not hesitate to take on tough, escalating issues, but we will do so in a measured, thoughtful fashion.’
      • ‘It's a measured and thoughtful film from a director usually defined by his acts of excess.’
      • ‘His measured and dignified prose is cool, lucid, and enlivened by ironic wit.’
      • ‘Personally I think not, as I have always tried to speak in a measured and considered manner, and nobody has called me stupid yet.’
      • ‘‘We have a measured execution plan from a cost point of view,’ Crowley said.’
      • ‘The older man nods, as always the picture of measured consideration.’
      • ‘There is an unfailing meticulousness, consistency of approach, measured critique, and a no-nonsense tone to his prose.’
      • ‘While it's no surprise that this script is based on Nelson's own play, given the perfectly measured arguments, the film is never short on cinematic virtues.’
      • ‘Kirkland's measured arguments, and his sense of fair play, commanded respect in both union halls and the halls of power in Washington.’
      • ‘He was the same old Riley, with the tender brown eyes and the soft and measured voice, impeccable dress, and perfect hair.’
      • ‘When she finally answered, it was in a slow and measured tone.’
      • ‘This dignified and measured document does that with overwhelming conviction.’
      guarded, studied, thoughtful, careful, carefully chosen, selected with care, well thought out, calculated, planned, considered, judicious, restrained, deliberate, reasoned
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