Dictionary Results for restrained


1. restrain - verb

· to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

Synonym(s): confine, hold, constrain

Hypernym(s): disable, disenable, incapacitate




2. restrain - verb

· restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

Synonym(s): encumber, cumber

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle




3. restrain - verb

· prevent (someone or something) from doing something; "security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"

Hypernym(s): prevent, keep




4. restrain - verb

· prevent the action or expression of; "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Synonym(s): keep, keep_back, hold_back




5. restrained - adjective

· cool and formal in manner

Synonym(s): reticent, unemotional




6. restrained - adjective

· under restraint

Antonym(s): unrestrained




7. restrained - adjective

· marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response"

Synonym(s): moderate




8. restrained - adjective

· not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"

Synonym(s): quiet




9. restrained - adjective

· prudent; "guarded optimism"

Synonym(s): guarded





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