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English definition of “reserved”

reserved

adjective uk   /rɪˈzɜːvd/ us    /-ˈzɝːvd/

reserved adjective (PERSON)

B2 describes people who do not often talk about or show their feelings or thoughts: a quiet, reserved woman The English have a reputation for being reserved.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions

reserved adjective (KEPT)

Reserved tickets, seats, etc. are ones that you have arranged to be kept for you: May I sit here, or is this seat/table reserved?Keeping and storing thingsUnavailable and inaccessiblePresent
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