proportioned [pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
- having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room.
Origin of proportioned First recorded in 1350–1400, proportioned is from the Middle English word proporcioned. See proportion, -ed2 Related formsnon·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·der·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·pro·por·tioned, adjectivewell-pro·por·tioned, adjective Related Words for well-proportioned slim, slender, sleek, streamlined, graceful, svelte, homogeneous, reliable, inflexible, orderly, rigid, systematic, elegant, classic, understated, rounded, shapely, beautiful, clean-cut, athletic Examples from the Web for well-proportioned Historical Examples of well-proportioned
Her complexion was fair; and her figure, though small, well-proportioned.
They were strong, well-proportioned men, and expert swimmers.
W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Gilbert was a slender, spare man, but well-knit and well-proportioned.
Arthur Christopher Benson
The miners are a fine-looking race of men—strong and well-proportioned.
He was of about the middle height, and had been athletic and well-proportioned.
John Lothrop Motley
British Dictionary definitions for well-proportioned well-proportioned adjective (well proportioned when postpositive)
- having the correct or desirable relationship between constituent parts with respect to size, number, or degree