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Reserved vs. Restrained

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Reservedverb

simple past tense and past participle of reserve

Restrainedadjective

Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.

‘He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace.’;

Reservedadjective

(comparable) Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.

‘He was a quiet, reserved person.’;

Restrainedverb

simple past tense and past participle of restrain

‘He was restrained by the straight jacket.’;

Reservedadjective

(not comparable) Set aside for a particular person or purpose.

‘I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.’;

Restrainedadjective

cool and formal in manner

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Reservedadjective

Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater.

Restrainedadjective

under restraint

Reservedadjective

Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.

‘To all obliging, yet reserved to all.’; ‘Nothing reserved or sullen was to see.’;

Restrainedadjective

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;

‘moderate in his demands’; ‘restrained in his response’;

Reservedadjective

set aside for the use of a particular person or party

Restrainedadjective

not showy or obtrusive;

‘clothes in quiet good taste’;

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Reservedadjective

marked by self-restraint and reticence;

‘was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion’;

Restrainedadjective

free from ostentation or pretension;

‘the restrained elegance of the room’;

Reservedadjective

cool and formal in manner

Restrainedadjective

prudent;

‘guarded optimism’;

Reservedadjective

slow to reveal emotion or opinions

‘he is a reserved, almost taciturn man’;

Reservedadjective

kept specially for a particular person

‘a reserved seat’;

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