be, feel, look, seem, sound
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.

She was dressed in black and looked suitably subdued.

strangely, unusually

I felt strangely subdued when it was all over.

Subdued is used with these nouns: ↑colour, ↑light, ↑lighting, ↑tone

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  • subdued — subdued; un·subdued; …   English syllables

  • subdued — [səbdo͞od′, səbdyo͞od′] vt. pt. & pp. of SUBDUE adj. 1. reduced or low in intensity; muted [subdued lighting] 2. quiet or withdrawn …   English World dictionary

  • Subdued — Sub*dued , a. 1. Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild. [1913 Webster] 2. Not glaring in color; soft in tone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subdued — index dispassionate, passive, placid, solemn, unobtrusive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • subdued — (adj.) c.1600, subjugated, pp. adjective from SUBDUE (Cf. subdue). Meaning calmed down, reduced in intensity is recorded from 1822 …   Etymology dictionary

  • subdued — *tame, submissive Analogous words: meek, *humble, modest, lowly: *timid, timorous: docile, tractable, amenable (see OBEDIENT) Antonyms: intense: barbaric (of taste): bizarre (of effects): effervescent (of character and temperament) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • subdued — [adj] quiet, controlled chastened, crestfallen, dejected, dim, domestic, domesticated, downcast, down in the mouth*, grave, hushed, inobtrusive, low key*, mellow*, moderated, muted, neutral, out of spirits*, repentant, repressed, restrained, sad …   New thesaurus

  • subdued — ► ADJECTIVE 1) quiet and rather reflective or depressed. 2) (of colour or lighting) soft; muted …   English terms dictionary

  • subdued — sub|dued [səbˈdju:d US ˈdu:d] adj 1.) subdued lighting, colours etc are less bright than usual = ↑gentle 2.) a person that is subdued is unusually quiet and possibly unhappy ▪ Richard seems very subdued tonight. ▪ a subdued manner ▪ Oh, she said… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • subdued — [[t]səbdju͟ːd, AM du͟ːd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is subdued is very quiet, often because they are sad or worried about something. He faced the press, initially, in a somewhat subdued mood... The audience are strangely subdued, clapping… …   English dictionary

  • subdued — adjective 1 subdued lighting, colours etc are less bright than usual 2 a person or sound that is subdued is unusually quiet: Richard seems very subdued tonight. 3 an event or business activity that is subdued, does not have as much excitement or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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