pidättyväinen

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Finnish[edit]

(index pi)

Etymology[edit]

From pidättyvä, active present participle of pidättyä, and the suffix -inen — this adjective has very often the suffix -inen to give the sense "inclined/(pre)disposed to have (the quality that the suffix-free adjective describes)".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpidæːtyvæinen]
  • Hyphenation: pi‧dät‧ty‧väi‧nen

Adjective[edit]

pidättyväinen  (comparative pidättyväisempi, superlative pidättyväisin)

  1. Reserved, reticent, inhibited.
  2. Retiring, withdrawn, aloof, standoffish, distant.
  3. Abstemious, temperate, moderate (with alcohol).
  4. Continent, celibate, abstinent (in respect to sex).

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