Definition Of subdued


(of a person or their manner) quiet and rather reflective or depressed.

I felt strangely subdued as I drove home

(of color or lighting) soft and restrained.

a subdued plaid shirt

overcome, quieten, or bring under control (a feeling or person).

she managed to subdue an instinct to applaud

Example Of subdued

  • A subdued Adam Gilchrist joined Waugh, and the pair set about milking the bowling as Australia at first struggled to emulate their effortless dominance of day one.

  • A subdued crowd of tourists from all over Britain and the world gathered with locals to pay their respects at one of 12 salutes taking place around the country and in Gibraltar.

  • Allie nodded and in a subdued manner, kept her low while the food was served.

  • As I left the press meeting in Auburn, I encountered a subdued Linda, her parents, and a young man who said he was a close friend of hers.

  • At the first strum the previously subdued audience surged forward waving and chanting.

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