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restrained (adj.)

late 15c., "self-controlled; kept under control," past-participle adjective from restrain. Related: Restrainedly.

updated on July 22, 2021

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Definitions of restrained from WordNet

restrained (adj.)
cool and formal in manner;
Synonyms: reticent / unemotional
restrained (adj.)
under restraint;
restrained (adj.)
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;
restrained in his response
Synonyms: moderate
restrained (adj.)
not showy or obtrusive;
Synonyms: quiet
restrained (adj.)
prudent;
Synonyms: guarded
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