subdued


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sub·due

 (səb-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
tr.v. sub·dued, sub·du·ing, sub·dues
1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
2.
a. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome: subdued the wild horse; subdued the rebellion in the party ranks.
b. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down: I was unable to subdue my excitement about the upcoming holiday.
3. To bring (land) under cultivation: Farmers subdued the arid lands of Australia.

[Middle English subduen, alteration (influenced by Latin subdere, to subject) of Old French suduire, to seduce, from Latin subdūcere, to withdraw (probably influenced by Latin sēdūcere, to seduce) : sub-, away; see sub- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·du′a·ble adj.
sub·du′er n.

subdued

(səbˈdjuːd)
adj
1. cowed, passive, or shy
2. gentle or quiet: a subdued whisper.
3. (of colours, etc) not harsh or bright: subdued lighting.
subˈduedly adv
subˈduedness n

sub•dued

(səbˈdud, -ˈdyud)

adj.
1. quiet; repressed; controlled.
2. reduced in fullness of tone, as a color or sound; muted.
[1595–1605]
sub•dued′ly, adv.
sub•dued′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.subdued - in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
2.subdued - restrained in style or qualitysubdued - restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"
restrained - under restraint
3.subdued - quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent"
tame - very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
4.subdued - not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
5.subdued - lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"

subdued

adjective
1. quiet, serious, sober, sad, grave, restrained, repressed, solemn, chastened, dejected, downcast, crestfallen, repentant, down in the mouth, sadder and wiser, out of spirits He faced the press, initially, in a somewhat subdued mood.
quiet happy, lively, cheerful, enthusiastic, vivacious, full of beans (informal)
2. hushed, soft, quiet, whispered, murmured, muted, muffled, inaudible, indistinct The conversation around them was resumed, but in subdued tones.
hushed loud, strident
3. dim, soft, subtle, muted, shaded, low-key, understated, toned down, unobtrusive The lighting was subdued.
dim bright

subdued

adjective
1. Not irritating, strident, or loud:
2. Not showy or obtrusive:
Translations
خافِت، هادئ
tlumenýzaražený
dæmpetforknyt
dauflegur, daufur
hafifsuskun ve neşesiz

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] ADJ [colours, light, lighting] → tenue, suave; [voice] → suave; [mood] → apagado; [person] (= quiet) → apagado; (= passive) → sumiso, manso; (= depressed) → deprimido
you were very subdued last nightanoche se te veía muy apagado

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] adj
(= unusually quiet) [person] → abattu(e); [mood, atmosphere] → morose
(= not loud) [conversation, tones] → feutré(e)
(= not bright) [light] → tamisé(e), feutré(e); [colour] → passé(e)sub-editor [ˌsʌbˈɛdɪtər] n (British)secrétaire mf de rédaction, secrétaire mf de la rédaction

subdued

adj (= quiet) colour, lighting, voice, responsegedämpft; manner, personruhig, still; mood, atmospheregedrückt; (= submissive) voice, manner, personfügsam, gehorsam, gefügig; (= repressed) feelings, excitementunterdrückt; lunch was a subdued affairdie Stimmung während des Mittagessens war gedrückt

subdued

[səbˈdjuːd] adj (person, downcast) → giù di morale; (emotions) → contenuto/a; (voice, tone) → sommesso/a; (colours) → tenue; (lighting) → soffuso/a
he's rather subdued these days → ultimamente non è allegro come al solito

subdue

(səbˈdjuː) verb
to conquer, overcome or bring under control. After months of fighting the rebels were subdued.
subˈdued adjective
quiet; not bright or lively. subdued voices; He seems subdued today.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie drew his hand across his eyes, but could not speak till he had subdued the choky feeling in his throat and steadied his lips.
Our ferocious bulls, subdued enough by this time, were probably warming each other's backs.
Even the most confident and the stoutest hearts began to think the issue of the contest was becoming doubtful; and that abject class was hourly increasing in numbers, who thought they foresaw all the possessions of the English crown in America subdued by their Christian foes, or laid waste by the inroads of their relentless allies.
He was interrupted by the pressure of Christie's fingers on his arm and a subdued exclamation from Jessie, who was staring down the street.
He spoke, and Alice responded, with a soft, subdued, inward acquiescence, and a bending of her form towards him, like the flame of a torch when it indicates a gentle draught of air.
exclaimed Hester Prynne, fixing her deep eyes on the minister's, and instinctively exercising a magnetic power over a spirit so shattered and subdued that it could hardly hold itself erect.
So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of revery lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha
He therefore appeared before Aunt Chloe with a touchingly subdued, resigned expression, like one who has suffered immeasurable hardships in behalf of a persecuted fellow-creature,--enlarged upon the fact that Missis had directed him to come to Aunt Chloe for whatever might be wanting to make up the balance in his solids and fluids,--and thus unequivocally acknowledged her right and supremacy in the cooking department, and all thereto pertaining.
Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him.
The droning voice droned on; a soft snoring arose on all sides and supported it like a deep and subdued accompaniment of wind instruments.
The boys were subdued by these solemnities, and talked little.