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Synonyms for restrained


1. restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back, prevent, keep
usage: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
2. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
usage: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
3. restrain, confine, hold, disable, disenable, incapacitate
usage: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
4. restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
usage: hold back
5. intimidate, restrain, discourage
usage: to compel or deter by or as if by threats


1. reserved, restrained, reticent, unemotional, undemonstrative (vs. demonstrative)
usage: cool and formal in manner
2. restrained (vs. unrestrained), bated, checked, curbed, close, confined, contained, low-key, low-keyed, subdued, unexpansive, controlled, inhibited, reserved
usage: under restraint
3. moderate, restrained, temperate (vs. intemperate)
usage: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
4. quiet, restrained, unostentatious (vs. ostentatious), unpretentious, unpretending
usage: not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
5. modest, restrained, unostentatious, discreet (vs. indiscreet)
usage: free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained elegance of the room"
6. guarded, restrained, cautious (vs. incautious)
usage: prudent; "guarded optimism"
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