Synonyms for restrained

Synonyms for (adjective) restrained

Synonyms: guarded, restrained

Definition: prudent

Usage: guarded optimism

Similar words: cautious

Definition: showing careful forethought

Usage: reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions; a cautious driver


Synonyms: unemotional, restrained, reticent

Definition: cool and formal in manner

Similar words: undemonstrative

Definition: not given to open expression of emotion


Synonyms: restrained, quiet

Definition: not showy or obtrusive

Usage: clothes in quiet good taste

Similar words: unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious

Definition: not ostentatious

Usage: his unostentatious office; unostentatious elegance


Synonyms: restrained

Definition: under restraint

Similar words: close

Definition: strictly confined or guarded

Usage: kept under close custody


Similar words: low-key, low-keyed, subdued

Definition: restrained in style or quality

Usage: a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence


Similar words: unexpansive

Definition: not given to high spirits or effusiveness

Usage: an unexpansive man


Synonyms: moderate, restrained

Definition: marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

Usage: moderate in his demands; restrained in his response

Similar words: temperate

Definition: not extreme in behavior

Usage: temperate in his habits; a temperate response to an insult; temperate in his eating and drinking