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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel roun-did]
    • /wɛl ˈraʊn dɪd/
    • /wel ˈraʊndɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel roun-did]
    • /wɛl ˈraʊn dɪd/

Definitions of well-rounded word

  • adjective well-rounded having desirably varied abilities or attainments. 1
  • adjective well-rounded desirably varied: a well-rounded curriculum. 1
  • adjective well-rounded fully developed; well-balanced. 1
  • adjective well-rounded rounded in shape or well developed 0
  • adjective well-rounded full, varied, and satisfying 0
  • adjective well-rounded well planned and balanced 0

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Origin of well-rounded

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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Parts of speech for Well-rounded


well-rounded popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-rounded

adj well-rounded

  • versatile — capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.
  • all-around — You say all around to indicate that something affects all parts of a situation or all members of a group.
  • all-round — An all-round person is good at a lot of different skills, academic subjects, or sports.
  • curvaceous — If someone describes a woman as curvaceous, they think she is attractive because of the curves of her body.
  • shapely — having a pleasing shape, especially with reference to a woman's figure.

Top questions with well-rounded

  • what is a well-rounded person?
  • what is well-rounded?
  • what is a well-rounded education?

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