Synonyms for Subdued:


all (adjective)
mild (adjective)
moderate (adjective)
temperate, pacific, quiet, moderate, soft, easy, alleviated, cool, restrained, calm, soothing, innocuous, gentle, composed, relaxed, tranquil.
quiet (adjective)
quiet, controlled (adjective)
unobtrusive, dim, tasteful, muted, Inobtrusive, low-key, softened, moderated, hushed, sad, soft, restrained.


sleepy, idle, clear, free, whispery, small, available, low, underemployed, slack, off-duty. wistful, gloomy, unobtrusive, plain, Inobtrusive, melancholy, unhappy, miserable, homesick, sorrowful, tasteful, sad. mat, leaden, wan, insipid, weak, dusky. subdued (noun)
hushed, dim, dark, restrained, low-key, low-keyed, quiet, tame, muted, soft.


defeated (verb)
Overcame, crushed, mastered, Triumphed, Trounced, foiled, overcome, routed, overthrown, quelled, outplayed, Outdid, outdone, Whipped, Predominated, humbled, surmounted, defeated, conquered, overturned, Overthrew, beaten, Trumped, Checkmated, Subjected, beat, won, vanquished, overpowered, Captured.
moderated (verb)
cooled, Quieted, Calmed, moderated, Pacified, restrained, softened, Tranquilized, alleviated, composed, Soothed, eased, Abated, relaxed.
soothed (verb)
Placated, comforted, Lulled, Mollified, hushed, appeased, Consoled.

Other synonyms:

off-duty, sleepy, homesick, underemployed, wistful, whispery, sorrowful, Inobtrusive. melancholy, unhappy, available, dusky, insipid. gloomy, miserable, wan, unobtrusive. mat, idle, leaden. tasteful. free. sad. small. low. clear.

Usage examples for subdued

  1. But the will was not all subdued yet. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  2. Olivia came forward, looking wholly subdued – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. The light was subdued and at first Sunny Boy could see nothing. – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White