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. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    uncontrolled
    not being under control; out of control
    anarchic, anarchical, lawless
    without law or control
    errant
    moving in an uncontrolled, irregular, or unpredictable way
    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
    epidemic, rampant
    occurring or increasing in an unrestrained way
    runaway
    completely out of control
    torrential
    resembling a torrent in force and abundance
    undisciplined, ungoverned
    lacking in discipline or control
    wayward, wild
    deviating widely from an intended course
    unrestrained
    not subject to restraint
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