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Synonyms for restraint
rɪˈstreɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restraint(noun)

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    "the unlawful restraint of trade"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  2. restraint, control(noun)

    discipline in personal and social activities

    "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"

    Synonyms:
    dominance, control condition, controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, control, ascendency, ascendance, simplicity, chasteness, constraint, ascendence, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  3. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  4. restraint(noun)

    a rule or condition that limits freedom

    "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

    Synonyms:
    simple mindedness, simmpleness, control, ease, easiness, simplicity, chasteness, constraint, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  6. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restraint

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. restraint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    check, curb, repression, bridle, suppression, constraint, CRAMP, prohibition, hold-back

  2. restraint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, prevention

  3. restraint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    limitation, restriction, imprisonment, confinement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. restraint(n)

    Synonyms:
    repression, constraint, check, suppression, limitation, prevention, confinement, duress

How to pronounce restraint?

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How to say restraint in sign language?

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How to use restraint in a sentence?

  1. John Milton:

    Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

  2. Jamal Benomar:

    I urge all sides at this time of rising tensions and rhetoric to de-escalate and exercise maximum restraint, and refrain from provocation.

  3. Officer Christopher Smelser:

    Valenzuela was continually struggling to get away, once on the ground, during this struggle, Officer Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint technique to gain control, it is police policy that after any use of force, fire and ambulance are called upon to provide medical care, if necessary. Mr. Valenzuela was observed as non-responsive, EMS technicians attempted life-saving measures which were not successful.

  4. Le Drian:

    The region deserves better than further destabilization provoked by American withdrawal. So we want to adhere to it and see to it that Iran does too, that Iran behaves with restraint.

  5. Rajnath Singh:

    I appeal to the youth not to resort to stone pelting and I also want to appeal to the security forces not to use pellets. I have told security forces to use maximum possible restraint.


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