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reserved adj
1 set aside for the use of a particular person or party [ant: unreserved]
2 marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West [ant: unreserved]
3 cool and formal in manner [syn: restrained, reticent, unemotional]

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  1. past of reserve


  1. In the context of "comparable": Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
    He was a quiet, reserved person.
  2. In the context of "not comparable": Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
    I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.


Slow to reveal emotion or opinions
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