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Definition of Subdued


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

Subdued Quotations

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

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

Free nations of the world cannot allow Taiwan, a beacon of democracy, to be subdued by an authoritarian China.
Nick Lampson

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

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
William Shakespeare
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