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



BrE BrE//rɪˈzɜːvd//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɜːrvd//
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(of a person or their character) slow or unwilling to show feelings or express opinions synonym shy compare unreservedExtra examples She seems quite reserved. his fairly reserved manner I think in her day people were more reserved. Neighbours described him as a reserved man who didn’t mix much. The organization projects a reserved and conservative image.
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