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English adjective: restrained

1. restrained cool and formal in manner


Synonymsreticent, unemotional


Similarundemonstrative


Antonymsdemonstrative

2. restrained under restraint


Similarclose, low-key, low-keyed, subdued, unexpansive


See alsocontrolled, inhibited, reserved


Antonymsunrestrained

3. restrained marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes


SamplesModerate in his demands.
Restrained in his response.


Synonymsmoderate


Similartemperate


Antonymsintemperate

4. restrained not showy or obtrusive


SamplesClothes in quiet good taste.


Synonymsquiet


Similarunostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious


Antonymsostentatious, pretentious

5. restrained prudent


SamplesGuarded optimism.


Synonymsguarded


Similarcautious


Antonymsincautious









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