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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Kept under control; subdued or moderate.
  • adjective Characterized by self-restraint; reserved.
  • adjective Prevented from moving; held down or secured.

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  • adjective Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of restrain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective prudent
  • adjective cool and formal in manner
  • adjective under restraint
  • adjective not showy or obtrusive
  • adjective marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

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