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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈzɝvd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈzɜːvd/
- Hyphenation: re‧served
- simple past tense and past participle of
- (comparable) Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.
- He was a quiet, reserved person.
- 1942 July-August, Chas. S. Lake, “Some C.M.Es. I Have Known: II—C. J. Bowen Cooke”, in Railway Magazine, page 223:
- Before I met Mr. Bowen Cooke I had been given to understand that he was of a reserved nature, and on occasion could be a "bit of a martinet"; [...].
- (not comparable) Set aside for a particular person or purpose.
- I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats.
- See also Thesaurus:taciturn
slow to reveal emotion or opinions
set aside for a particular person or purpose
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