Use the adjective restrained to describe something that's kept under control, such as strong emotion or even physical movement. If you're angry but you don't want it to show, you might speak in a restrained manner.
Restrained can describe someone or something that is physically immobilized or held back. For example, an angry crowd might have to be restrained by riot police. Or it can mean a different kind of holding back and describe something that is understated and discreet. Actresses who walk the red carpet often avoid attention-getting gowns in favor of more restrained outfits in times of war or national crisis.
adj under restraint
restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
held back or restrained or prevented
marked by self-restraint and reticence
strictly confined or guarded
low-key, low-keyed, subdued
restrained in style or quality
not given to high spirits or effusiveness
not subject to restraint
not being under control; out of control
able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
not inhibited or restrained
not cautious or reticent
excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening
unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
free of restraints or rules
extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions
unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned
not restrained or controlled
not under constraint in action or expression
not slowed or blocked or interfered with
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