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səbˈdud, -ˈdyudsub·dued

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hushed, muted, subdued, quietadjective

    in a softened tone

    "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"

  2. low-key, low-keyed, subduedadjective

    restrained in style or quality

    "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"

  3. subduedadjective

    quieted and brought under control

    "children were subdued and silent"

  4. soft, subduedadjective

    not brilliant or glaring

    "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"

  5. dim, subduedadjective

    lacking in light; not bright or harsh

    "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"

Wiktionary

  1. subduedadjective

    Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.

    he is subdued after the disagreement last night.

  2. subduedadjective

    Not glaring in color; soft and light in tone.

    the colour scheme used for this room is subdued.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subdued

    of Subdue

  2. Subduedadjective

    conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild

  3. Subduedadjective

    not glaring in color; soft in tone

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subdued in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subdued in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of subdued in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Brennock:

    Oil prices should eventually resume their upward journey but it will be a subdued affair with the huge stock overhang tempering gains until the end of next year at the very least.

  2. Jean Rostand:

    Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

  3. Ioan Smith:

    Weakness in China's economy isn't new... but China's reaction function seems limited at this stage. They have to focus on weakening the currency, rather than adopting the massive stimulus that some might hope and pray for, we may see subdued commodity prices and therefore continued weakness in the commodity-related names.

  4. Ryan Ykoruk:

    Instead of flailing away, he was quiet and subdued, and gave them hugs and shook their hands. He demonstrated exactly what the kids needed.

  5. Benjamin Lu:

    Oil prices, though largely expected to trade positive, will face headwinds from subdued global growth momentum and robust U.S. shale output levels in the first quarter.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. subrogation
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    • C. imperviousness
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