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Synonyms for restraint
rɪˈstreɪntre·straint

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. restraintnoun

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    "the unlawful restraint of trade"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  2. restraint, controlnoun

    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, restraintnoun

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  4. restraintnoun

    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, simplenessnoun

    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, constraintnoun

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. restraintnoun

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

  2. restraintnoun

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, prevention

  3. restraintnoun

    Synonyms:
    limitation, restriction, imprisonment, confinement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. restraintnoun

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

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How to use restraint in a sentence?

  1. Edmund Burke:

    Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have right that these wants should be provided for, including the want of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.

  2. 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.

  3. The Russian Foreign Ministry:

    Unfortunately, Kiev's bellicose rhetoric has sharply increased, we call on the Ukrainian side to show restraint and not violate the implementation of the Minsk agreements on security with irresponsible actions.

  4. Smiles:

    For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.


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