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Adjective
Controlled or reserved in displaying one's emotion
“Even when talking in the most restrained of voices, Hugo's lilt would still rise up above all others.”
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Restrained and unpretentious in nature or appearance
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“Throughout Misery is a Butterfly, all recording tracks share this remarkably restrained touch.”
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Showing self-restraint or abstemious moderation
“He was so restrained in his drinking of wine and any sort of drink that he rarely drank more than three times at a meal.”
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Slow to reveal emotion or opinions
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Showing little or no feeling
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Plain in nature or appearance, without ostentation
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(of colours) Having a restrained or non-vibrant quality
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Characterized by the repression of thoughts, desires or actions
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Apprehended and placed in confinement by authorities
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Careful, cautious or restrained in manner or approach
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Conforming to standards of good behavior
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Characterized by patience, tolerance or indulgence
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Unable to progress due to constraints
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Marked by moderate behavior not given to excesses
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Restricted in physical movement
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In quarantine
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Not offering, involving, or eager for new or stimulating things
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Joined together by fusing
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Kept in one's possession
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Taking place or progressing at a slow or moderate pace
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Proper, polite or refined in manner or behavior
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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
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Embarrassed because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
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Having sound or fair judgment based on good sense
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Being in a disadvantaged or compromised state
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Not drinking alcohol
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(of a space) Restricted in area or volume
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Prone to speaking evasively or indirectly
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Emphasizing insignificance
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Past tense for to regulate or keep under control
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“He answered in a calm and monotone voice, trying to restrain his anger and maintain his professionalism.”
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Past tense for to impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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“He would produce a report, stating his opinion as to whether or not the proposed takeover would be likely to restrain trade.”
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Past tense for to prevent (someone or something) from doing something
“If he attempted to sell the land freed from the mortgage, the Court would restrain him from so doing unless he gave effect to the charge.”
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Past tense for to prevent from moving by using physical restraints
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“Finally, he reached into his knapsack, removing a pair of handcuffs and leg shackles to restrain Nathan.”
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Past tense for to deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
“The walls were so low as to be insufficient to restrain the prisoners and prevent any attempts at escape.”
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Past tense for to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
“The officer continued to try and restrain the suspect by attempting to sweep his feet.”
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Past tense for to reduce or limit the amount of something
“Over time, it could restrain the amount of funding available for beneficiaries.”
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Past tense for to reduce or limit the size of something
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“Such an amendment will restrain the size of government as well as reduce the frequency and size of budget deficits.”
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Past tense for to cause to fail, or to make great attempts to
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Past tense for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Past tense for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Past tense for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Past tense for to imprison or incarcerate someone
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Past tense for to forgo, or prevent oneself from doing, something
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Past tense for to refrain from saying or doing something
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Past tense for to confine in a cage or enclosure
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Past tense for to try to prevent by action or argument
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Past tense for to be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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Past tense for to bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie
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Past tense for to refuse or be unwilling to allow or grant
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Past tense for to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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