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restrained

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adjective re·strained \ri-ˈstrānd\

Simple Definition of restrained

  • : showing careful self-control

  • : not too colorful or fancy

Full Definition of restrained

  1. :  marked by restraint :  not excessive or extravagant

re·strain·ed·ly play \-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.



14th Century

First Known Use of restrained

14th century



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