from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of restrain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. prudent
- adj. cool and formal in manner
- adj. under restraint
- adj. not showy or obtrusive
- adj. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If restrained by sin, or disobedience, or ignorance, or wilfulness of any sort, then power _restrained_, held in check, not evident.
As for what you call restrained, others might call it something different.
I hope this can be provided in restrained language to the exclusion of your usual repertoire of obscene anatomical absurdities. on March 16, 2009 at 1: 24 pm | Reply pchawkeye
Intense emotion, though restrained, is visible in the faces of everyone present.
I was really dreading the murder scene, but I was surprised at how sensitive and restrained it was (though I probably shouldn't have been so surprised, because "sensitive and restrained" is sort of the FNL trademark).
The child, become an object of anxious solicitude, is usually restrained from the more hardy play of his young neighbors, and a retarded physical development is the result.
The possession of power, even when greatly restrained, is such a fiery stimulant, that its lodgment in human hands is always perilous.
I desired to reply, to acknowledge his goodness, accept his proffered friendship; but words, fitting words, were not afforded to the rough mountaineer; I would have held out my hand, but its guilty stain restrained me.
He would have dashed his fetters against his brow, but the chain restrained him.
Wicked men are restrained from the most wicked practices, merely by their secular interest, and not by any regard to God.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.