restrained

[ ri-streynd ]
/ rɪˈstreɪnd /

adjective

characterized by restraint: The actor gave a restrained performance.

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Origin of restrained

First recorded in 1570–80; restrain + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM restrained

re·strain·ed·ly, adverbnon·re·strained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for restrained

restrained
/ (rɪˈstreɪnd) /

adjective

(of a person or person's manner) calm and unemotional
(of clothes, décor, etc) subtle and tasteful

Derived forms of restrained

restrainedly (rɪˈstreɪnɪdlɪ), adverb
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