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subdued

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Pronunciation: /səbˈdjuːd
 
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Definition of subdued in English:

adjective

1(Of a person or their manner) quiet and rather reflective or depressed: I felt strangely subdued as I drove home
More example sentences
  • We exchanged letters regularly but the man who emerged from jail was a quieter, more subdued individual.
  • Reflecting on those happy, hell-raising times, a subdued Bennett attributes his current physical condition to earlier self damage.
  • Most of Government functions, in which Ministers participate, are organised in a subdued manner.
Synonyms
restrained, repressed, inactive, spiritless, lifeless, dull, unresponsive, withdrawn, pensive, thoughtful, preoccupied, quiet
informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps, out of sorts, in the doldrums, with a long face
British informal brassed off, cheesed off, browned off
North American informal teed off, ticked off
2(Of colour or lighting) soft and restrained: a subdued glow came through the curtains
More example sentences
  • But art deco coloured glass means subdued lighting, hence the problems with reading the menu.
  • The lighting is usually subdued, making colours appear surreal.
  • The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.
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