well-rounded
adjective Date: 1823 fully or broadly developed: as a. having a broad educational background <
schools that turn out well-rounded graduates
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b. comprehensive <
a well-rounded program of activities
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • well-rounded — /ˈwɛl raʊndəd/ (say wel rownduhd) adjective 1. having an agreeable rounded shape. 2. (of an education) encompassing a broad range of studies. 3. full and varied, as a person s life. 4. sonorous and well constructed, as a phrase or sentence. Also …   Australian English dictionary

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