Definition of restrained adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈstreɪnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈstreɪnd//
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  1. 1showing calm control rather than emotion her restrained smile
  2. 2not too brightly coloured or decorated synonym discreet The costumes and lighting in the play were restrained.
  3. Extra examples She smiled a restrained smile. a restrained approach/​attitude restrained optimism/​passion
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: restrained

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