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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleer hed-id]
    • /klɪər ˈhɛd ɪd/
    • /klɪə(r) ˈhed.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer hed-id]
    • /klɪər ˈhɛd ɪd/

Definitions of clear-headed word

  • adjective clear-headed If you describe someone as clear-headed, you mean that they are sensible and think clearly, especially in difficult situations. 3
  • adjective clear-headed mentally alert; sensible; judicious 3
  • adjective clear-headed having or showing an alert mind. 1
  • adjective clear-headed lucid, thinking straight 1
  • adjective clear-headed Alternative spelling of clearheaded. 0

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Origin of clear-headed

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10; clear + head + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Clear-headed


clear-headed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for clear-headed

adj clear-headed

  • brilliant — A brilliant person, idea, or performance is extremely clever or skilful.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.
  • smart — having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability: a smart student.
  • acute — An acute accent is a symbol that is placed over vowels in some languages in order to indicate how that vowel is pronounced or over one letter in a word to indicate where it is stressed. You refer to a letter with this accent as, for example, e acute. For example, there is an acute accent over the letter 'e' in the French word 'café'.
  • advanced — An advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing.

Antonyms for clear-headed

adj clear-headed

  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unintelligent — deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
  • dreary — causing sadness or gloom.
  • somber — gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted: a somber passageway.
  • cloudy — If it is cloudy, there are a lot of clouds in the sky.

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