restrained

adjective re·strained \ ri-ˈstrānd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of restrained

:marked by restraint :not excessive or extravagant

restrainedly

play \ri-ˈstrā-nəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of restrained in a Sentence

  1. She was admired for her restrained behavior.

  2. a restrained style of architecture

  3. The room was decorated with restrained colors.

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First Known Use of restrained

14th century


RESTRAINED Defined for English Language Learners

restrained

adjective

Definition of restrained for English Language Learners

  • : showing careful self-control

  • : not too colorful or fancy



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