Examples of restrained in a Sentence
She was admired for her restrained behavior.
a restrained style of architecture
The room was decorated with restrained colors.
Recent Examples of restrained from the Web
The American brews Spices, flavorings, barrel aging, and ever increasing alcohol contents are commonplace this time of year, but there are plenty of restrained and refined American classics too.
The gravity of the disclosures might have called for a more restrained response.
Krzysztof Warlikowski, the director, has not created magic, but his production here is restrained and thoughtful, decorous without being chilly.
The styling of the new-generation cars was previewed by the concept A four-door and is cleaner and more restrained than the busy look of today’s models.
In a sign of the shifting political winds for tech giants, Republicans, who have been more restrained in their criticism of the companies, were more skeptical on Tuesday.
Holcomb's response was more restrained than other Indiana officials.
By 25 minutes in, my boyfriend, amused by frozen, expressionless face started showing me cat videos, and with each restrained smile a new line on the mask emerged.
But when finally shooting the episode, Heughan decided to play Jamie’s reaction as much more restrained and manly.
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First Known Use of restrained
Synonymsconservative, low-key (also low-keyed), muted, repressed, quiet, sober, subdued, toned-down, understated, unflashy, unpretentious
Antonymsflamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)
Related Wordsappropriate, becoming, fit, fitting, proper, suitable; modest, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated; inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; graceful, handsome, refined, tasteful; drab, mousy (or mousey); practical, sensible
Near Antonymsmeretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded (or gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwrought
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