An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (regular)
a. medido
She walked out of the room with measured strides, pretending not to be shaken by the news.Salió de la habitación con pasos medidos, fingiendo no estar afectada por la noticia.
b. acompasado
Those in the parade walked with measured steps.Los que desfilaban lo hacían con pasos acompasados.
2. (prudent)
a. mesurado
After the tragedy, the president addressed the nation with a forceful, yet measured, tone.Después de la tragedia, el presidente se dirigió a la nación en tono enérgico, aunque mesurado.
b. moderado
I asked them to use measured language, in order not to offend anybody.Les pedí que utilizaran un lenguaje moderado, a fin de no ofender a nadie.
c. comedido
Ian usually has a very measured way of speaking, except when he's nervous.Ian suele hablar de forma muy comedida, excepto cuando se pone nervioso.
d. medido
She answered calmly and with measured words.Ella respondió calmadamente y con palabras medidas.
3. (determined)
a. medido
The longest measured bird has a span of more than three meters.El pájaro más grande medido tiene una envergadura de más de tres metros.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (movement, step)
a. medido(a), pausado(a)
2. (tone, response)
a. mesurado(a)
b. comedido(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
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measured [ˈmeʒəd]
[+tread, pace] acompasado
she heard no voice, only a measured tread going upstairs he walked up and down the corridor with measured pace NATO wants to proceed at a more measured pace
[+tone, way of talking, statement] mesurado; comedido
`I received some very unkind treatment," he told reporters in a measured statement "I think clubs must have proper regard to the needs, requirements and wishes of their customers. If they fail to do that, they are failing in their businesses. What form that process takes is up to them" This was a carefully measured statement
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