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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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "restrained":

    braked, moderate, restricted, limited, hampered

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  1. Mao Zedong:

    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

  2. Edmund Jennings:

    If discovered Charles Pinckney may be impeached, if Charles Pinckney be not impeachable Charles Pinckney may be displaced at the end of the four years. . . I consider, therefore, that Charles Pinckney is restrained from receiving any present or emoluments whatever.

  3. Nie Wen:

    Given exports are unlikely to stage a comeback and a possible slowdown in the property sector, the downward pressure on China's economy is likely to continue, with fourth-quarter economic growth expected to slip to 5.9%, authorities will loosen policies, but in a more restrained way.

  4. Ambassador Nam:

    I emphasised that it was most important for both sides to respond in a calm, restrained manner in order to resolve the issue.

  5. Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir:

    As criminals see the police restrained by new laws, policy and regulations that restrict tactics like stop and frisk or broken windows, they no longer fear the police and certainty of arrest, while in the past, they would not carry their weapons because of fear of arrest, they now do, and therefore the opportunity for armed confrontations with police significantly increases.

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    An antonym for the term "ductile"
    • A. pliable
    • B. fictile
    • C. intractable
    • D. malleable

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