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subdued

adjective
 
 
/səbˈdjuːd/
PERSON quiet because you are feeling sad or worried: She seemed a bit subdued.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveFeeling sad and unhappy
LIGHT/COLOUR Subdued lights or colours are not bright: subdued lighting Darkness and becoming darkPale and colourless and causing colour to fadeThe qualities of colour
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