adjective \ri-ˈstrānd\

: showing careful self-control

: not too colorful or fancy

Full Definition of RESTRAINED

:  marked by restraint :  not excessive or extravagant
re·strain·ed·ly \-ˈstrā-nəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of RESTRAINED

  1. She was admired for her restrained behavior.
  2. a restrained style of architecture
  3. The room was decorated with restrained colors.

First Known Use of RESTRAINED

14th century


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