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Definition of Subdued

Subdued

  1. of Subdue
  2. Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.
  3. Not glaring in color; soft in tone.

Subdued Quotations

There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.
Edith Wharton

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
Hugh Mackay

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins
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