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subdue
used in The Hunger Games

2 uses
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Definition
not intense, or less active
The exact meaning of subdued depends upon its context. For example:
  • "subdued colors" — not too bright (soft, not intense)
  • "a subdued voice" — quiet; perhaps whispered
  • "a subdued mood" — quiet and less active; perhaps a bit sad or thoughtful
  • "subdued summer activity" — less active or busy than normal
  • When I reach the limb that supports the nest, the humming becomes more distinctive. But it's still oddly subdued if these are tracker jackers.
    p. 187.2
subdued = mild or quiet
  • No question, it's acting a little subdued, but the wasp is up and moving and that means the others will be out soon as well.
    p. 189.9
subdued = calm
There are no more uses of "subdued" in The Hunger Games.

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