adjective Date: 1751 1. aloof, reserved 2. drawn in

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  • Indrawn — In drawn , a. Drawn in. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indrawn — (adj.) also in drawn, 1751, from IN (Cf. in) (adv.) + p.t. of DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). Middle English had indrawing action of drawing in (late 14c.). The plain verb indraw is rare, late 19c., and might be a back formation …   Etymology dictionary

  • indrawn — [in′drôn΄] adj. 1. drawn in 2. introspective …   English World dictionary

  • indrawn — /in drawn /, adj. 1. reserved; introspective: a quiet, indrawn man. 2. made with the breath drawn in: an indrawn sigh. [1745 55; IN1 + DRAWN] * * * …   Universalium

  • indrawn — in|drawn [ˈındro:n US dro:n] adj indrawn breath written air that someone breathes in a way that can be heard, especially because they are shocked ▪ She heard Mitch s swiftly indrawn breath …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indrawn — adjective a) That which has been drawn in. Not wishing to disturb the animal he was trying to photograph, he held his indrawn breath until the shutter was released b) Quiet, introspective …   Wiktionary

  • indrawn — in|drawn [ ın drɔn ] adjective an indrawn breath is one that is suddenly breathed in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indrawn — UK [ˌɪnˈdrɔːn] / US [ɪnˈdrɔn] adjective an indrawn breath is one that is suddenly breathed in …   English dictionary

  • indrawn — /ˈɪndrɔn/ (say indrawn) adjective drawn in; introspective …  

  • indrawn — adj. introverted, introspective, withdrawn …   English contemporary dictionary

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