The mood last year was cautious, restrained, but still optimistic.
You become aware of the complexion of colors and “the restrained luxury of the surfaces.”
Funny how being nude and restrained amplifies your nerve endings.
He is in his late forties; intelligent, people say, but stiff and restrained, an eternal bachelor.
Lauren Ashburn on why the restrained style of TV journalists is inappropriate when dozens of schoolchildren are gunned down.
He looked, Rainey thought, like a blind Berserker, restrained only by his affliction.
But his curiosity was too strong to be restrained by mere compassion.
She dressed modestly in a taste that was quiet and restrained.
He felt her eye was upon him, and restrained his emotions as he proceeded.
restrained from open vice by educational views and the fear of man, how much ungodliness has reigned within me!
mid-14c., from stem of Old French restreindre "press, push together; curb, bridle; bandage" (12c.), from Latin restringere "draw back tightly, confine, check" (see restriction). Related: Restrained; restraining.
That which we restrain we keep within limits; that which we restrict we keep within certain definite limits; that which we repress we try to put out of existence. [Century Dictionary, 1902]