An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (subtle)
a. tenue
The subdued lighting in the shade of the huge tree was perfect for the family portrait.La iluminación tenue a la sombra del gran árbol era perfecto para el retrato de la familia.
b. suave
Juan spoke in a subdued voice so that the baby would not wake up.Juan habló con voz suave para que el bebé no se despertara.
2. (inhibited)
a. apagado
Paul has been subdued lately. He's not his usual cheerful self.Paul ha estado apagado últimamente. No es la misma persona alegre de siempre.
b. sumiso
The violent patient finally became subdued by the effects of the drugs.El paciente violento finalmente se volvió sumiso por el efecto de los medicamentos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, voice, tone)
a. apagado(a)
2. (light, sound)
a. tenue
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subdued [səbˈdjuːd]
[+colours, light, lighting] tenue; suave; [+voice] suave; [+mood] apagado; [+person] (quiet) apagado; (passive) sumiso; manso; (depressed) deprimido
you were very subdued last night anoche se te veía muy apagado
he's very subdued these days
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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