What does subdued mean?

Definitions for subduedsəbˈdud, -ˈdyud

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subdued.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hushed, muted, subdued, quiet(adj)

    in a softened tone

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

  2. low-key, low-keyed, subdued(adj)

    restrained in style or quality

    "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"

  3. subdued(adj)

    quieted and brought under control

    "children were subdued and silent"

  4. soft, subdued(adj)

    not brilliant or glaring

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

  5. dim, subdued(adj)

    lacking in light; not bright or harsh

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


  1. subdued(Adjective)

    Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.

    he is subdued after the disagreement last night.

  2. subdued(Adjective)

    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. Subdued(adj)

    conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild

  3. Subdued(adj)

    not glaring in color; soft in tone


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean Rostand:

    Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

  2. Washington Irving:

    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.

  3. Julian Evans-Pritchard:

    The two PMIs taken together still point to subdued activity in the manufacturing sector.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.

  5. Caroline Bain:

    The demand side is quite subdued, although there are some early indications that the electronic sector could be picking up.

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