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subdued

suhb doohd

  • v  put down by force or intimidation
  • v  to put down by force or authority
  • v  hold within limits and control
  • v  get on top of; deal with successfully
  • v  make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
  • v  correct by punishment or discipline
  • s  in a softened tone
    a subdued whisper
  • s  restrained in style or quality
  • s  quieted and brought under control
    children were subdued and silent
  • s  not brilliant or glaring
    subdued lighting
  • s  lacking in light; not bright or harsh
    subdued lights and soft music

  • He's so subdued that for a moment I wonder what's happened to the manic Chow of films like Fight Back to School and All for the Winner.
  • Officials from both facilities were studiedly subdued in their joint statement to the press.
  • The Paris fall, 2008 collections confirmed that a more subdued, razor-sharp, chic vibe is coming back into fashion, displacing last season's softer more romantic mood.
News & Articles

  • Indian Industrial Output Growth Eases On Subdued Demand
    India's industrial output growth weakened sharply in April, and missed economists' expectations, as demand remained subdued both in the domestic market and overseas, indicating a further slowdown in activity after economic growth plunged to a decade-low in the year ended March 2013.
    June 12, 2013 - RTT News
  • Indian Shares Lower In Early Trade
    Indian shares are subdued in early trading on Wednesday as investors await industrial production and consumer inflation data for direction. The rupee opened stronger at 58.20 against the dollar, up 20 paise from Tuesday's closing level, after the Reserve bank of India asked exporters to repatriate their proceeds from abroad within 12 months of receiving payments and hiked the limit for online ...
    June 12, 2013 - RTT News
  • Iranian authorities impose subdued tone for election campaign
    This year’s presidential race is much more subdued than that of 2009.
    June 10, 2013 - Washington Post
Quotes

  • Ben Bernanke in San Francisco Chronicle
    The central bank said in its April 28 statement that "economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds...
  • Glenn Stevens in The Australian
    In keeping the official cash rate at 7.25 per cent, Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens on Tuesday said: "Indicators of household spending have recorded subdued outcomes over recent months, and credit expansion to both households and businesses has...

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