1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is rounded is curved in shape, without any points or sharp edges.

...a low rounded hill...

The barge had a rounded bow and stern.

2) ADJ-GRADED (approval) You describe something or someone as rounded or well-rounded when you are expressing approval of them because they have a personality which is fully developed in all aspects.

...his carefully organised narrative, full of rounded, believable and interesting characters.

...a well-rounded, well-educated and highly intelligent man...

This cheese is matured for at least 10 months producing a nutty, well rounded flavour.


English dictionary. 2008.

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