1. cold and formal in manner
2. held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
3. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
- restrained in his response
4. not showy or obtrusive
Sentences with restrained as an adjective:
- He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace.
1. simple past tense and past participle of restrain
- He was restrained by the straight jacket.