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  • 1 restrained — index arrested (apprehended), arrested (checked), bound, controlled (restrained), frugal, limited, passive …

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  • 2 restrained — [adj] calm, quiet bottled up, calm and collected, chilled, conservative, controlled, cool, corked up, discreet, in charge, in check, inobtrusive, laid back*, mild, moderate, muted, on a leash*, plain, reasonable, reticent, retiring, self… …

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  • 3 restrained — ► ADJECTIVE 1) reserved, unemotional, or dispassionate. 2) understated and subtle; not ornate or brightly coloured …

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  • 4 restrained — [ri strānd′] adj. characterized by restraint; exercising, or showing the results of, self discipline or rational control; controlled …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 restrained — [[t]rɪstre͟ɪnd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is restrained is very calm and unemotional. In the circumstances he felt he d been very restrained... Livy thought Caroline s greeting seemed a little restrained. 2) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 Restrained — Restrain Re*strain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Restraining}.] [OE. restreinen, F. restreindre, fr. L. restringere, restrictum; pref. re re + stringere to draw, bind, or press together. See {Strain}, v. t., and cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 restrained — re|strained [rıˈstreınd] adj 1.) behaviour that is restrained is calm and controlled ▪ a restrained and cool headed response to their criticisms 2.) not too brightly coloured or decorated ▪ The interior decoration is quite restrained …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 restrained — adjective 1 behaviour that is restrained is calm and controlled and does not show your real feelings: a restrained and cool headed response to their unfair criticisms 2 not too brightly coloured or decorated: The decor was subtle and restrained …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 restrained — adjective 1) Julie was quite restrained Syn: self controlled, self restrained, not given to excesses, sober, steady, unemotional, undemonstrative 2) restrained elegance Syn: muted, soft, discreet, subtle …

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  • 10 restrained — adjective 1) Julie was quite restrained Syn: self controlled, not given to excesses, sober, steady, unemotional, undemonstrative 2) restrained elegance Syn: muted, soft, discreet, subtle …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 11 restrained — restrainedly, adv. /ri straynd / adj. characterized by restraint: The actor gave a restrained performance. [1570 80; RESTRAIN + ED2] * * * …

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  • 12 restrained — adjective Held back, limited, kept in check or under control. He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace …

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  • 13 restrained — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ remarkably ▪ I thou …

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  • 14 restrained — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. controlled, constrained, disciplined, understated, moderate, temperate, reasonable, cautious, subdued, under control, in check, in leading strings, under restraint, on a leash; see also chaste 1 , moderate 2 , 5 ,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 restrained — re|strained [ rı streınd ] adjective 1. ) controlled and not emotional: I thought I d been pretty restrained in my criticism. 2. ) not too bright in color or not decorated too much …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 restrained — UK [rɪˈstreɪnd] / US adjective 1) controlled and not emotional I thought I d been quite restrained in my criticism. 2) not too bright in colour, or not decorated too much …

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  • 17 restrained — adjective 1. cool and formal in manner (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑reticent, ↑unemotional • Similar to: ↑undemonstrative 2. under restraint (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑ …

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  • 18 restrained — adjective Date: 14th century marked by restraint ; not excessive or extravagant • restrainedly adverb …

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  • 19 restrained — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Ciceronian, Olympian, aesthetic, aloof, arrested, artistic, aseptic, backward, barred, bashful, beleaguered, beset, besieged, blank, blockaded, bound, bridled, cabined, caged, chaste, chastened, chilled, chilly …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 restrained — re strained || rɪ streɪnd adj. curbed, hindered; under arrest, deprived of liberty; repressed, subdued re·strain || rɪ streɪn v. curb, hinder; arrest, take away one s liberty; repress, subdue …

    English contemporary dictionary