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restrained

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Adjective restrained has 6 senses
  1. reserved, restrained, reticent, unemotional - cool and formal in manner
    Antonym: demonstrative (indirect, via undemonstrative)
  2. restrained - under restraint
    Antonyms:
    unrestrained, excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening, freewheeling, highflying, unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned, unbuttoned, unlaced, unhampered, unhindered
  3. moderate, restrained - marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"
    Antonym: intemperate (indirect, via temperate)
  4. quiet, restrained - not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
    Antonyms: ostentatious, pretentious (indirect, via unostentatious)
  5. modest, restrained, unostentatious - free from ostentation or pretension; "the restrained elegance of the room"
    Antonym: indiscreet (indirect, via discreet)
  6. guarded, restrained - prudent; "guarded optimism"
    Antonym: incautious (indirect, via cautious)
Verb restrain has 5 senses
  1. restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
    --1 is one way to prevent, keep
    Derived forms: noun restrainer2, noun restraint1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  2. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    --2 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Derived form: noun restrainer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. restrain, confine, hold - 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"
    --3 is one way to disable, disenable, incapacitate
    Derived forms: noun restrainer2, noun restraint3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to restrain the prisoners
  4. restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain - hold back
    --4 is one way to restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Derived form: noun restrainer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
    --5 is one way to discourage
    Derived form: noun restrainer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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