Definition of measured in English:



  • 1Having a slow, regular rhythm.

    ‘he walks with confident, measured steps’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nitrus, complying, took slow, measured steps as if it was all a part of a master plan, yet he was shaking inwardly.’
    • ‘With finality Skye stopped walking, the measured beat of her steps coming to an abrupt end.’
    • ‘We generally move in careful increments at a measured pace.’
    • ‘He just showed the slides, two by two, with a measured pace and a few syncopated pauses precisely where one needed time.’
    • ‘He took slow, measured steps as if it was all a part of a master plan, but he was shaking inwardly.’
    • ‘Red mounted the steps of Claw's headquarters with measured tread, the chill of the night air leaving him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The girl stopped to listen and, when no sound met her ears, chose a direction at random and began to take slow, measured steps.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The measured rhythm of their hoofs gave point to her words.’
    • ‘He approached Drake, Quin, and Dale with slow, measured steps.’
    • ‘With the measured steps of a predator, Jason entered.’
    • ‘Occasionally, a small shudder reverberated through her frame, almost as unnoticeable as her father's slow, measured breathing.’
    • ‘Jacob walked in measured steps across the floor to the throne.’
    • ‘The Spanish boy had already begun to pace, moving to circle about her with slow, measured sidesteps.’
    • ‘Walking with measured steps she knelt down at the corner of the cave.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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; deliberate and restrained.
      ‘his measured prose’
      • ‘‘We have a measured execution plan from a cost point of view,’ Crowley said.’
      • ‘He was the same old Riley, with the tender brown eyes and the soft and measured voice, impeccable dress, and perfect hair.’
      • ‘It's a measured and thoughtful film from a director usually defined by his acts of excess.’
      • ‘But it succeeded, unlike so many others, because of careful planning and a measured approach.’
      • ‘His measured and dignified prose is cool, lucid, and enlivened by ironic wit.’
      • ‘There is an unfailing meticulousness, consistency of approach, measured critique, and a no-nonsense tone to his prose.’
      • ‘His writing is clear, measured and precise.’
      • ‘Her writing and performance are as measured and thoughtful as they are snortingly funny.’
      • ‘This dignified and measured document does that with overwhelming conviction.’
      • ‘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 will not hesitate to take on tough, escalating issues, but we will do so in a measured, thoughtful fashion.’
      • ‘This achievement is the fruit of a decade of collective measured thought and painstaking preparation before construction began in 2001.’
      • ‘When he spoke his words were measured and careful, but they were growled at her.’
      • ‘When she finally answered, it was in a slow and measured tone.’
      • ‘McGrath talks about his history in contemplative and carefully measured tones.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The older man nods, as always the picture of measured consideration.’
      guarded, studied, thoughtful, careful, carefully chosen, selected with care, well thought out, calculated, planned, considered, judicious, restrained, deliberate, reasoned
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