1 in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: hushed, muted, quiet]
2 restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence" [syn: low-key, low-keyed]
3 quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent"
4 lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music" [syn: dim]
- Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.
- he is subdued after the disagreement last night.
- Not glaring in color; soft in tone.
- the colour scheme used for this room is subdued.
Not glaring in color; soft in tone
- Finnish: hillitty
- past of subdue
- He subdued the dog yesterday.
Attic, Olympian, aesthetic, aloof, artistic, backward, barely audible, bashful, bated, blank, bowed-down, broken, brought low, calmed, cast down, chaste, chastened, chilled, chilly, choice, classic, cold, conquered, constrained, controlled, cool, creamy, crestfallen, crushed, damped, dampened, dashed, dead, deadened, decrescendo, dejected, delicate, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, detached, dim, discouraged, discreet, disheartened, dispirited, distant, domesticated, dovelike, down, downcast, downhearted, drooping, droopy, dull, dulled, eggshell, excellent, expressionless, faint, faint-voiced, feeble, feeling low, felled, flat, flattened, forbidding, frigid, frosty, gentle, gloss, grave, guarded, half-heard, heartless, housebroke, housebroken, humble, humbled, humiliated, hushed, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, icy, impassive, impersonal, in control, in good taste, in hand, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, inaccessible, indistinct, introverted, iridescent, lamblike, languishing, light, limited, low, low-key, low-spirited, made to grovel, mastered, meek, mellow, mellowed, mild, moderated, modest, mother-of-pearl, muffled, murmured, muted, nacreous, of choice, of quality, offish, opalescent, pacific, pale, pastel, patinaed, peaceable, peaceful, pearly, pessimistic, pianissimo, piano, pining, placid, pleasing, pure, put down, quashed, quelled, quiet, reduced, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, sad, saddened, scarcely heard, semigloss, serious, shrinking, simple, smashed, smothered, sober, sobered, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, softened, solemn, somber, sordo, spiritless, squashed, squelched, stable, standoff, standoffish, stifled, subaudible, subjugated, submissive, subtle, suffocated, suicidal, suppressed, sweet, tame, tamed, tasteful, tasty, temperate, tempered, tender, toned, tranquil, unaffable, unaffected, unapproachable, unclear, uncongenial, undemonstrative, understated, unenthusiastic, unexpansive, ungenial, unobtrusive, vanquished, weak, weak-voiced, weary of life, well-chosen, whispered, withdrawn, woebegone, world-weary