Synonyms of restrained


1. restrain, keep, keep back, hold back, inhibit, bottle up, suppress

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. restrained, reticent, unemotional, undemonstrative (vs. demonstrative)

usage: cool and formal in manner

2. restrained (vs. unrestrained), close, 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. guarded, restrained, cautious (vs. incautious)

usage: prudent; "guarded optimism"

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Definition and meaning of restrained (Dictionary)