Held in reserve; kept back or set aside.(adjective)
Marked by self-restraint and reticence. See Synonyms at silent.(adjective)
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Use "reserved" in a sentence
"Why is the term reserved for people who ostensibly are otherwise dim?"
"Isn't that a term reserved to describe things like the Maoist revolution in China or text messaging and teenage social behaviors?"
"A "chimpira" is the lowest level of gangster and a term reserved for the most stupid gang members."