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Having a clear, orderly mind; sensible.

clear′head′ed·ly adv.
clear′head′ed·ness n.
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(ˈklɪərˈhɛd ɪd)

having or showing an alert mind.
clear′head′ed•ly, adv.
clear′head′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clearheaded - not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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