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reserved

adjective uk   /rɪˈzɜːvd/ us    /-ˈzɝːvd/

reserved adjective (PERSON)

B2 Reserved people do not often talk about or show their feelings or thoughts: a quiet, reserved woman The English have a reputation for being reserved.

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?
Translations of “reserved”
in Korean 내성적인…
in Arabic مُتحَفِّظ…
in Portuguese reservado, discreto…
in Japanese 無口な, 打ち解けない…
in Italian riservato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 拘謹, 矜持…
in Russian сдержанный, замкнутый…
in Turkish hislerini gizleyen, duygularını açığa vurmayan, itidalli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 拘谨, 矜持…
in Polish powściągliwy…
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