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Definition 1: under restraint - [adjective denoting all]

(restrained is similar to ...) strictly confined or guarded

"kept under close custody"

(restrained is similar to ...) restrained in style or quality

"a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"

(restrained is similar to ...) not given to high spirits or effusiveness

"an unexpansive man"

(means also ...) restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds

"controlled emotions" "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"

(means also ...) held back or restrained or prevented

"in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"

(means also ...) marked by self-restraint and reticence

"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

Definition 2: prudent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where restrained or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • guarded optimism

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(restrained is similar to ...) showing careful forethought

"reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions" "a cautious driver"

Definition 3: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where restrained or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moderate in his demands
  • restrained in his response

Synonyms for restrained in the sense of this definition

(restrained is similar to ...) not extreme in behavior

"temperate in his habits" "a temperate response to an insult" "temperate in his eating and drinking"

Definition 4: cool and formal in manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for restrained in the sense of this definition

(restrained is similar to ...) not given to open expression of emotion

Definition 5: not showy or obtrusive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where restrained or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clothes in quiet good taste

Synonyms for restrained in the sense of this definition

(restrained is similar to ...) not ostentatious

"his unostentatious office" "unostentatious elegance"

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