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Definition of "subdued" []

  • Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild. (adjective)
  • Not glaring in color; soft and light in tone. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of subdue. (verb)

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Use "subdued" in a sentence
  • "Susan and I turned to see Muller poking his head through the beads, his expression subdued."
  • "Below: A study in subdued femininity -- a tailored oxford cloth shirtwaist dress with a surprise: a hand crocheted butterfly lace collar."
  • "Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, said: Business activity rose at a faster rate than August, but the survey provided plenty of signs to suggest that this does not represent the start of a renewed upturn, and instead growth is set to remain subdued in the coming months."