Synonyms of subdued


1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce, oppress, suppress, crush

usage: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

2. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

3. mortify, subdue, crucify, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"

4. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

5. subordinate, subdue, lower, lour

usage: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"

6. tame, chasten, subdue, change, alter, modify

usage: correct by punishment or discipline


1. hushed, muted, subdued, quiet, soft (vs. loud)

usage: in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"

2. low-key, low-keyed, subdued, restrained (vs. unrestrained)

usage: restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"

3. subdued, tame (vs. wild)

usage: quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent"

4. soft, subdued, dull (vs. bright)

usage: not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting"

5. dim, subdued, dark (vs. light)

usage: lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"

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Definition and meaning of subdued (Dictionary)