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
Fruit is definitely there, but the tartness is very restrained, so don’t expect an over-the-top sour ale.
The video contains some coarse language, but actually, the men are fairly restrained.
The Foxes have taken a relatively restrained approach to the summer transfer market thus far, signing just three players as many of their league rivals have splashed the cash.
Supporters of childhood vaccines are turning to an array of relatively restrained measures that create pressure — legal, medical and even social — on parents who don’t want to vaccinate their school-age children.
Turkey was relatively restrained in its military activity within Syria during most of the Obama administration.
Range 125 miles Source: www.fueleconomy.gov Riding and driving My Ioniq’s interior was attractive but restrained, with grey leather upholstery, a rubbery soft-touch material on the dash and doors and simple controls.
And so scientists have felt a need to be a bit restrained in talking about what is possible.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus has fired a police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head.
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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
RESTRAINED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restrained for English Language Learners
: showing careful self-control
: not too colorful or fancy
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