Meaning of BALANCED in English


bal ‧ anced /ˈbælənst/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . giving equal attention to all sides or opinions SYN fair

a balanced view/account

a balanced account of what happened

balanced reporting of the election campaign

2 . arranged to include things or people of different kinds in the right amounts:

a balanced programme of events

the importance of a balanced diet (=one that is healthy because it contains the right foods in the right amounts)

Nature is perfectly balanced.

finely/delicately balanced (=very carefully balanced)

soup with a delicately balanced flavor

3 . someone who is balanced is calm and sensible, and has good mental health OPP unbalanced

4 . balanced budget when a government is not spending more money than it has available

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▪ fair treating people equally or in the way that is right:

It’s not fair that she gets paid more than me.


Everyone has the right to a fair trial.

▪ just formal morally right and fair:

a just punishment


a just cause


a just society


Do you think it was a just war?

▪ reasonable fair and sensible according to most people’s standards:

a reasonable request


Lateness, without a reasonable excuse, will not be tolerated.

▪ balanced giving fair and equal treatment to all sides of an argument or subject:

Balanced reporting of the news is essential.

▪ even-handed giving fair and equal treatment to everyone, especially when it would be easy to favour one particular group:

The drama takes an even-handed look at the consequences of violent crime, both on attackers and their victims.


The film is even-handed and does not try to make you support either side.

▪ equitable /ˈekwətəb ə l, ˈekwɪtəb ə l/ formal giving equal treatment to everyone involved:

We need an equitable solution to this problem.


a more equitable distribution of wealth

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.