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RESERVED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reserved mean? 

RESERVED (adjective)
  The adjective RESERVED has 3 senses:

1. set aside for the use of a particular person or party
2. marked by self-restraint and reticence
3. cool and formal in manner

  Familiarity information: RESERVED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESERVED (adjective)


Sense 1reserved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set aside for the use of a particular person or party

Similar:

booked; engaged; set-aside (reserved in advance)

bookable (subject to being reserved or booked)

rarefied; rarified (reserved for an elite group)

Antonym:

unreserved (not reserved)


Sense 2reserved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by self-restraint and reticence

Context example:

was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion

Similar:

indrawn; withdrawn (tending to reserve or introspection)

diffident (showing modest reserve)

aloof; distant; upstage (remote in manner)

Also:

inhibited (held back or restrained or prevented)

undemonstrative (not given to open expression of emotion)

backward ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature)

restrained (under restraint)

Antonym:

unreserved (not cautious or reticent)


Sense 3reserved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cool and formal in manner

Synonyms:

restrained; reticent; unemotional; reserved

Similar:

undemonstrative (not given to open expression of emotion)


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