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Definitions of reserved

  1.   marked by self- restraint and reticence; " was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"- Victoria Sackville- West
  2.   Not free or frank in words, actions, or social intercourse; shy.
  3.   Keeping one's thoughts to oneself; showing little feeling; as, a reserved manner; kept back for future use; as, reserved seats.
  4.   Roservedly.
  5.   Reservedness.
  6.   Restrained; shy.
  7.   Not frank; not cordial.
  8.   Reservedly.
  9.   Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater.
  10.   Characterized by reserve: not free or frank in words or behavior: shy: cold.
  11.   Retained; kept back.
  12.   set aside for the use of a particular person or party
  13.   cool and formal in manner
  14.   Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.
  15.   of Reserve
  16.   Distant in manner; undemonstrative.

Antonyms for reserved

close, glowing, warm-blooded, diffuse, plainspoken, long-winded, out front, huffy, intimate, pushy, meddling, chatty, near, bumptious, ambitious, intense, bluff, secure, warm, first-come-first-serve, fierce, straight, important, proud, intruding, straightforward, talkative, hot-blooded, openhearted, nosy, companionable, conversational, plain, touchy-feely, disdainful, fervent, frank, meddlesome, flaming, enterprising, self-confident, loving, unbooked, social, prolix, arrogant, aggressive, emotional, open, buddy-buddy, rush, chummy, prying, tender, fond, sniffy, freehearted, fervid, blabby, fiery, free-spoken, interfering, discourteous, stiff-necked, public, tight, presumptuous, peremptory, vocal, overweening, prideful, militant, uninhibited, candid, blustering, gregarious, huffish, pretentious, gossipy, inward, devoted, unrestrained, Superheated, protrusive, supercilious, religious, go-getting, imperious, foursquare, garrulous, unguarded, free, windy, gabby, uncivil, in-your-face, unmannerly, superior, friendly, forthright, pompous, loquacious, blunt, rambling, clubbable, toplofty, busy, abrupt, talky, talebearing, pushing, grandiose, chattering, officious, outspoken, charged, motormouthed, honest, clubby, boon, self-assertive, blazing, affected, bosom, mouthy, extroverted, burning, brusk, demonstrative, snippy, Passional, Familiar, snoopy, Presuming, masterful, cavalier, haughty, chesty, obtrusive, bold, inconsiderate, especial, assumptive, intrusive, direct, self-assured, verbose, impolite, ardent, feverish, passionate, communicative, lofty, forthcoming, convivial, coarse, la-di-da, effusive, ostentatious, assured, assertive, incandescent, thick, vehement, affectionate, lordly, inseparable, red hot, torrid, perfervid, outgoing, adoring, wordy, tenderhearted, sociable, unreserved, confident, self-asserting.

Quotes of reserved

  1. I can be very reserved about things. My business side isn't shy. I can be like a general. But I've got a shy side. I'm also a lot deeper than people think, and a lot more sensitive. But I don't let people in too much.' – Michael Bay
  2. Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. – Robin G. Collingwood
  3. The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre -existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress. – Caleb Cushing
  4. Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved But, both of them executed great strategy and both of them demanded a lot of their players. – Franco Harris
  5. If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery. – Charles Krauthammer
  6. He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes to betray you without witnesses. – Don J. Manuel
  7. Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire. – Edna O'Brien
  8. The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people. – Olof Palme
  9. The routers get involved in this and they know that on the path between this router and that router a certain percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis. – Jon Postel
  10. I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved and- I bet you're a lot of fun at a party. – Gene Simmons
  11. Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved – Thucydides
  12. Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana. – Lana Turner
  13. We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved – Voltaire
  14. Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies. I didn't have a problem with that. – Walter Jon Williams

Usage examples for reserved

  1. The expression of Mr. Mountjoy's indignation was evidently reserved for the mistress of the house. ” – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. At first he seemed a little confused; for he was reserved toward women. ” – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  3. Before strangers he is very reserved and seldom says a word. ” – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  4. It gets its style from being so- reserved and so just exactly right. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. Reserved for the Duke and Duchess of Hereward! ” – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  6. “ I bought them out and reserved the front seats for them. ” – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  7. The house was filled, with the exception of a small space reserved at the right hand of the principal chief for the visitors. ” – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  8. “ I did not know her very well, she was not the sort of woman any one ever knew well- very cold in manner and reserved and I had always been afraid of her, but I forgot my fear that day. ” – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  9. “ For what am I reserved – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  10. After that, Miss Salome and Anne were not so reserved – The Very Small Person by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  11. She had learnt to be afraid and reserved – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  12. Pardon me, this seat is reserved – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  13. Three fellows wanted to take you driving in the morning, but I reserved that privilege for yours truly. ” – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed
  14. One feels for this latter class merely contempt, but one's pity is reserved for the former. ” – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  15. He feels very keenly, but he would naturally be somewhat reserved in talking to you. ” – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  16. “ I have reserved all I have to say about the Ainos till I had been actually among them, and I hope you will have patience to read to the end. ” – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  17. The Inca reserved a considerable force to attend on his own person, with which he retired to Tambo, a strongly fortified place south of the valley of Yucay, the favorite residence of his ancestors. ” – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  18. It seemed to intimate that he reserved a great deal to say to her, and that, perhaps more, he reserved a great deal to think and not to say. ” – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  19. On the contrary, the moment Mr. Richard had made up his mind that he should fall in love with Elsie, he began to be more reserved with her, and to try to make friends in other quarters. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. “ I was always reserved and never admitted anyone into the deep things of my life- but when I was twenty my father perceived that I was going through some inward crisis. ” – The Prodigal Returns by Lilian Staveley