controlled

Something that's controlled is kept in check or restrained. Your controlled laughter in math class won't get you in trouble, because it's muted and calm.

Some people really blow their stacks when they get angry, while others express a controlled anger, calmly explaining their frustration. The ability to keep your emotions controlled is a useful one. A different meaning of controlled is "restricted by law," — many medications and drugs are classified as "controlled substances. The root of both controlled and control is the Latin contrarotulus, "a register, counter, or record of something."

Definitions of controlled
1

adj restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds

controlled emotions”
“the controlled release of water from reservoirs”
Synonyms:
contained
gotten under control
disciplined
obeying the rules
dominated
controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
harnessed
brought under control and put to use
obsessed, possessed
influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
price-controlled
having the price regulated or controlled by government
regimented
strictly controlled
restrained
under restraint
Antonyms:
uncontrolled
not being under control; out of control
anarchic, anarchical, lawless
without law or control
errant
uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable
irrepressible, uncontrollable
impossible to repress or control
loose
(of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
lordless, masterless
having no lord or master
rampant
unrestrained and violent
runaway
completely out of control
torrential
resembling a torrent in force and abundance
undisciplined, ungoverned
lacking in discipline or control
wild
deviating widely from an intended course
unrestrained
not subject to restraint
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