Sedate - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises (syn: grave, sober, solemn)
We walked the beach at a sedate pace.
He remained sedate under pressure.
The wedding was rather a sedate occasion.
We continued our walk at a sedate pace.
He was still in shock, and heavily sedated.
The patient must be sedated before the operation
...while American university debates tend to be sedate affairs, their counterparts in Oxford are wholeheartedly rumbustious...
sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties
present participle: sedating
past tense: sedated
past participle: sedated