Synonyms for restraint
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
the state of being physically constrained
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom
"legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simplenessnoun
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
a device that retards something's motion
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
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It is easier to satirize and laugh at the vulgarity and extroversion of the nouveau riche than at the restraint of old money perhaps, it certainly seems like the Real Housewives are often set up to be mocked. Yet some viewers still write online about admiring them, envying them, almost worshipping them.
He acted not only in a correct and appropriate manner, he acted with admirable restraint given what happened.
At around 10:22 p.m., while being placed on the restraint bed, Mr. Scott became nonresponsive.
The UN Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. ... a crisis that calls for firmness and restraint.
Translations for restraint
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- připoutání, pouta, spoutáníCzech
- Beherrschung, Zügelung, Zurückhaltung, Einschränkung, Zwang, Kontrolle, BeschränkungGerman
- restricción, control, limitación, detenciónSpanish
- side, maltti, itsehillintä, pidättyväisyysFinnish
- retenue, freinFrench
- casg, bacadh, amaladhScottish Gaelic
- ritegno, ritegniItalian
- opanowanie, ograniczenie, powściągliwośćPolish
- сдерживание, ограничение, сдержанность, сдерRussian
- kiềm chếVietnamese
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