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re·strained

 (rĭ-strānd′)
adj.
1. Kept under control; subdued or moderate: restrained laughter; a restrained foreign policy.
2. Characterized by self-restraint; reserved: a restrained and self-effacing manner.
3. Prevented from moving; held down or secured: restrained passengers.

restrained

(rɪˈstreɪnd)
adj
1. (of a person or person's manner) calm and unemotional
2. (of clothes, décor, etc) subtle and tasteful
restrainedly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.restrained - cool and formal in mannerrestrained - cool and formal in manner    
undemonstrative - not given to open expression of emotion
2.restrained - under restraint
controlled - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"
inhibited - held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
3.restrained - marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
4.restrained - not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious - not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance"
5.restrained - prudent; "guarded optimism"
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"

restrained

adjective
2. unobtrusive, subtle, muted, discreet, subdued, understated, tasteful, unostentatious, quiet Her black suit was restrained and expensive.
unobtrusive loud, over-the-top, tasteless, garish, self-indulgent

restrained

adjective
1. Kept within sensible limits:
2. Not showy or obtrusive:
3. Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
Translations
قادِرٌ على كَبْح عواطِفِه
ovládající se
behersket
sem hefur sjálfsstjórn

restrained

[rɪsˈtreɪnd] ADJ [person] → cohibido; [style] → reservado
he was very restrained about itestuvo muy comedido

restrained

[rɪˈstreɪnd] adj [manner, style] → mesuré(e)restraining order n (LAW)ordonnance f restrictive

restrained

adj person, performance, responsezurückhaltend; emotionsunterdrückt; manner, wordsbeherrscht; tone, voice, colourverhalten; criticismmaßvoll, gezügelt; he was very restrained when he heard the newser war sehr beherrscht, als er die Nachricht hörte

restrained

[rɪˈstreɪnd] adj (person, style) → contenuto/a, sobrio/a; (manner) → riservato/a

restrain

(rəˈstrein) verb
to prevent from doing something; to control. He was so angry he could hardly restrain himself; He had to be restrained from hitting the man; He restrained his anger with difficulty.
reˈstrained adjective
controlling, or able to control, one's feelings.
References in classic literature ?
Curiosity and wonder possessed all hearts, but respect restrained all tongues till the holy rite was over.
With me they had been like older brothers; had restrained their speech and manners out of care for me, and given me so much good comradeship.
Heyward felt a burning desire to rush forward to meet them, so intense was the delirious anxiety of the moment; but he was restrained by the deliberate examples of the scout and Uncas.
She didn't know I was in the room, and when I asked her in a quiet, a very quiet voice, with the most restrained manner possible, what she was doing with the paper--she turned around as if she had been caught stealing, and looked quite angry--asked me why I should frighten her so!
It was not pity that restrained him, for, at the first sound of the enfeebled voice, a red fire kindled in his eyes, and he made a quick pace forward, with something inexpressibly fierce and grim darkening forth, as it were, out of the whole man.
The age had not so much refinement, that any sense of impropriety restrained the wearers of petticoat and farthingale from stepping forth into the public ways, and wedging their not unsubstantial persons, if occasion were, into the throng nearest to the scaffold at an execution.
The straight warp of necessity, not to be swerved from its ultimate course --its every alternating vibration, indeed, only tending to that; free will still free to ply her shuttle between given threads; and chance, though restrained in its play within the right lines of necessity, and sideways in its motions directed by free will, though thus prescribed to by both, chance by turns rules either, and has the last featuring blow at events.
Jurgis was about to say, "I have the money for him," but he restrained himself.
Bits of board, straw, old decayed barrels and boxes, garnished the ground in all directions; and three or four ferocious-looking dogs, roused by the sound of the wagon-wheels, came tearing out, and were with difficulty restrained from laying hold of Tom and his companions, by the effort of the ragged servants who came after them.
The Hair Trunk is not hurled at the stranger's head--so to speak--as the chief feature of an immortal work so often is; no, it is carefully guarded from prominence, it is subordinated, it is restrained, it is most deftly and cleverly held in reserve, it is most cautiously and ingeniously led up to, by the master, and consequently when the spectator reaches it at last, he is taken unawares, he is unprepared, and it bursts upon him with a stupefying surprise.
Emma restrained her indignation, and only turned from her in silence.
The complaints and lamentations which politeness had hitherto restrained, now burst forth universally; and they all agreed again and again how provoking it was to be so disappointed.