Synonyms for subdued

Synonyms for (adjective) subdued

Synonyms: dim, subdued

Definition: lacking in light; not bright or harsh

Usage: a dim light beside the bed; subdued lights and soft music

Similar words: dark

Definition: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black

Usage: sitting in a dark corner; a dark day; dark shadows; dark as the inside of a black cat


Synonyms: soft, subdued

Definition: not brilliant or glaring

Usage: the moon cast soft shadows; soft pastel colors; subdued lighting

Similar words: dull

Definition: emitting or reflecting very little light

Usage: a dull glow; dull silver badly in need of a polish; a dull sky


Synonyms: quiet, muted, hushed, subdued

Definition: in a softened tone

Usage: hushed voices; muted trumpets; a subdued whisper; a quiet reprimand

Similar words: soft

Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume

Usage: soft voices; soft music


Synonyms: low-key, low-keyed, subdued

Definition: restrained in style or quality

Usage: a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence

Similar words: restrained

Definition: under restraint


Synonyms: subdued

Definition: quieted and brought under control

Usage: children were subdued and silent

Similar words: tame

Definition: very restrained or quiet

Usage: a tame Christmas party; she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed