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subdued (adj.)

c. 1600, "subjugated," past-participle adjective from subdue. Meaning "calmed down, reduced in intensity" is recorded from 1822.

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Definitions of subdued from WordNet

subdued (adj.)
in a softened tone;
a subdued whisper
Synonyms: hushed / muted / quiet
subdued (adj.)
restrained in style or quality;
Synonyms: low-key / low-keyed
subdued (adj.)
quieted and brought under control;
children were subdued and silent
subdued (adj.)
not brilliant or glaring;
subdued lighting
Synonyms: soft
subdued (adj.)
lacking in light; not bright or harsh;
subdued lights and soft music
Synonyms: dim
From wordnet.princeton.edu