What does restrained mean?

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re·strained

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrained, reticent, unemotional(adj)

    cool and formal in manner

  2. restrained(adj)

    under restraint

  3. moderate, restrained(adj)

    marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

    "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

  4. quiet, restrained(adj)

    not showy or obtrusive

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

  5. guarded, restrained(adj)

    prudent

    "guarded optimism"

Wiktionary

  1. restrained(Adjective)

    Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.

    He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrained

    of Restrain

How to pronounce restrained?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say restrained in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrained in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of restrained in a Sentence

  1. Edward R. Murrow:

    I am entirely persuaded that the American public is more reasonable, restrained and mature than most of the broadcast industry's planners believe. Their fear of controversy is not warranted by the evidence.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

  3. Information Minister Isa Abdulrahman:

    No one is immune from the process of the law in the Kingdom of Bahrain, our police exercise their duties in a very restrained manner.

  4. Kaylee Muthart:

    So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.

  5. Nie Wen:

    Given exports are unlikely to stage a comeback and a possible slowdown in the property sector, the downward pressure on China's economy is likely to continue, with fourth-quarter economic growth expected to slip to 5.9%, authorities will loosen policies, but in a more restrained way.

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