proportioned


proportioned

proportioned [pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for proportioned on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
  2. 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.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

    Mrs. Thomson

  • They were strong, well-proportioned men, and expert swimmers.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • Gilbert was a slender, spare man, but well-knit and well-proportioned.

    Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories

    Arthur Christopher Benson

  • The miners are a fine-looking race of men—strong and well-proportioned.

    Rambles Beyond Railways;

    Wilkie Collins

  • He was of about the middle height, and had been athletic and well-proportioned.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66

    John Lothrop Motley

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-proportioned well-proportioned adjective (well proportioned when postpositive)

    1. having the correct or desirable relationship between constituent parts with respect to size, number, or degree

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