[ adjective ] cool and formal in manner
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
They are n't `` frigid '' and they are n't homosexual ; they 're just restrained in all of life .(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
Owing to the restrained usages characteristic of 19_th century America , these letters usually were stereotyped and revealed little depth of feeling .
[ adjective ] under restraint
Used in print(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
The Ivy_League enjoys no easy dominion here , and the boys are as likely to dress in rather foppish Continental fashion , or even in nondescript working_class manner , as they are in the restrained , button-down Ivy way .