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Adjective: restrained  ri'streynd
  1. Cool and formal in manner
    - reticent, unemotional
  2. Under restraint
  3. Marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
    "restrained in his response";
    - moderate
  4. Not showy or obtrusive
    "clothes in restrained good taste";
    - quiet
  5. Prudent
    "restrained optimism";
    - guarded
Verb: restrain  ri'streyn
  1. Remain under control
    "restrain your temper";
    - keep, keep back, hold back
  2. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "restrain the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
  3. Limit to within certain bounds; physically prevent from moving
    - confine, hold
  4. Limit or hold back; keep within a small range
    - encumber, cumber [archaic], constrain
  5. To compel or deter by or as if by threats
    - intimidate

See also: cautious, close, controlled, inhibited, low-key, low-keyed, reserved, subdued, temperate, undemonstrative, unexpansive, unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious

Type of: bottle up, check, contain, control, curb, disable, discourage, disenable, frustrate, hold, hold in, incapacitate, inhibit, moderate, suppress

Antonym: unrestrained

Encyclopedia: Restrain