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Meaning & Definition of Subdued in English

English

Subdued

/səbdud/

adjective

1. In a softened tone

  • "Hushed voices"
  • "Muted trumpets"
  • "A subdued whisper"
  • "A quiet reprimand"
    synonym:
  • hushed
  • ,
  • muted
  • ,
  • subdued
  • ,
  • quiet

2. Restrained in style or quality

  • "A little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"
    synonym:
  • low-key
  • ,
  • low-keyed
  • ,
  • subdued

3. Quieted and brought under control

  • "Children were subdued and silent"
    synonym:
  • subdued

4. Not brilliant or glaring

  • "The moon cast soft shadows"
  • "Soft pastel colors"
  • "Subdued lighting"
    synonym:
  • soft
  • ,
  • subdued

5. Lacking in light

  • Not bright or harsh
  • "A dim light beside the bed"
  • "Subdued lights and soft music"
    synonym:
  • dim
  • ,
  • subdued

Examples of using

Man can be subdued through fear.