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  1. restrained, reticent, unemotional(adj)

    cool and formal in manner

    guarded, moderate, untalkative, retiring, reticent, self-effacing, quiet, unemotional

    unrestrained, intemperate, ostentatious, unhindered, unhampered, excessive, freewheeling, ungoverned, demonstrative, unbridled, unlaced, incautious, uncurbed, overweening, exuberant, highflying(a), pretentious, unchecked, extravagant, unbuttoned

  2. restrained(adj)

    under restraint

    quiet, unemotional, moderate, guarded, reticent

    freewheeling, unhampered, intemperate, unrestrained, unlaced, exuberant, pretentious, ungoverned, highflying(a), unbridled, excessive, extravagant, unbuttoned, incautious, overweening, demonstrative, unchecked, ostentatious, unhindered, uncurbed

  3. moderate, restrained(adj)

    marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

    "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

    quiet, unemotional, moderate, temperate, guarded, reticent

    unlaced, pretentious, overweening, demonstrative, freewheeling, ostentatious, ungoverned, unchecked, unhampered, highflying(a), unbridled, uncurbed, unrestrained, unbuttoned, incautious, extravagant, excessive, intemperate, exuberant, unhindered

  4. quiet, restrained(adj)

    not showy or obtrusive

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

    placid, moderate, hushed, guarded, still, muted, reticent, smooth, unruffled, tranquil, quiet, unemotional, subdued

    excessive, ungoverned, unchecked, unbridled, overweening, highflying(a), unbuttoned, demonstrative, uncurbed, ostentatious, unhampered, unrestrained, intemperate, incautious, freewheeling, exuberant, extravagant, pretentious, unlaced, unhindered

  5. guarded, restrained(adj)


    "guarded optimism"

    quiet, unemotional, moderate, guarded, reticent

    unbridled, intemperate, unbuttoned, ostentatious, demonstrative, highflying(a), ungoverned, exuberant, excessive, incautious, unhindered, overweening, unchecked, unrestrained, extravagant, pretentious, unhampered, unlaced, freewheeling, uncurbed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "restrained":

    braked, moderate, restricted, limited, hampered

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How to use restrained in a sentence?

  1. Teto Wilson:

    I saw a still body laying on the ground restrained. Like I said, maybe about a minute after that, that's when the shot went off, there was no reason to shoot him.

  2. Seneca:

    Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it.

  3. Charles T. Sprading:

    The greatest violator of the principle of equal liberty is the State. Its functions are to control, to rule, to dictate, to regulate, and in exercising these functions it interferes with and injures individuals who have done no wrong. The objection to government is, not that it controls those who invade the liberty of others, but that it controls the non-invader. It may be necessary to govern one who will not govern himself, but that in no wise justifies governing one who is capable of and willing to govern himself. To argue that because some need restraint all must be restrained is neither consistent nor logical.

  4. Ruan Zongze:

    China has been restrained so far in reacting to Trump, but that is unlikely to last, things are gearing up to be a summer of drama between China and the United States.

  5. One European trader:

    If this is correct it would be a reason why Syria's wheat purchasing has been so restrained in recent months despite the apparent need for imports.

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