Search Result for "restrained":
1. cool and formal in manner;
[syn: restrained, reticent, unemotional]
2. under restraint;
3. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;
- Example: "moderate in his demands"
- Example: "restrained in his response"
[syn: moderate, restrained]
4. not showy or obtrusive;
- Example: "clothes in quiet good taste"
[syn: quiet, restrained]
- Example: "guarded optimism"
[syn: guarded, restrained]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Restrain \Re*strain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Restrained; p. pr. & vb. n. Restraining.] [OE. restreinen, F. restreindre, fr. L. restringere, restrictum; pref. re- re- + stringere to draw, bind, or press together. See Strain, v. t., and cf. Restrict.] 1. To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb. [1913 Webster] Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw back toghtly, as a rein. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge. [1913 Webster] Though they two were committed, at least restrained of their liberty. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 4. To limit; to confine; to restrict. --Trench. [1913 Webster] Not only a metaphysical or natural, but a moral, universality also is to be restrained by a part of the predicate. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 5. To withhold; to forbear. [1913 Webster] Thou restrained prayer before God. --Job. xv. 4. [1913 Webster] Syn: To check; hinder; stop; withhold; repress; curb; suppress; coerce; restrict; limit; confine. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
restrained adj 1: cool and formal in manner [syn: restrained, reticent, unemotional] 2: under restraint [ant: unrestrained] 3: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response" [syn: moderate, restrained] 4: not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste" [syn: quiet, restrained] 5: prudent; "guarded optimism" [syn: guarded, restrained]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
156 Moby Thesaurus words for "restrained": Attic, Ciceronian, Olympian, aesthetic, aloof, arrested, artistic, aseptic, backward, barred, bashful, beleaguered, beset, besieged, blank, blockaded, bound, bridled, cabined, caged, chaste, chastened, chilled, chilly, choice, classic, clear, cloistered, closed-in, cold, confined, constrained, controlled, cool, cooped, cordoned, cordoned off, corralled, cramped, cribbed, curbed, detached, direct, discreet, distant, easy, elegant, enclosed, excellent, expressionless, fenced, finished, forbidding, frigid, frosty, frugal, graceful, gracile, guarded, hedged, hemmed, hushed, icy, immured, impassive, impersonal, imprisoned, in check, in control, in good taste, in hand, in leading strings, in remission, inaccessible, incarcerated, incommunicable, inhibited, introverted, jailed, leaguered, limited, limpid, lucid, measured, mewed, moderate, modest, natural, neat, noncommittal, of choice, of quality, offish, on leash, paled, pellucid, penned, pent-up, perspicuous, plain, pleasing, polished, pure, quarantined, quelled, quiet, railed, reasonable, refined, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, retarded, reticent, retiring, round, shrinking, shut-in, simple, slowed down, sober, softened, sparing, stable, standoff, standoffish, stinting, straightforward, subdued, suppressed, tasteful, tasty, temperate, tempered, terse, trim, unaffable, unaffected, unapproachable, uncongenial, undemonstrative, under control, under discipline, under restraint, understated, unexcessive, unexpansive, unextreme, ungenial, unlabored, unobtrusive, walled, walled-in, well-chosen, withdrawn