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, simpleness(noun)
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"
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.
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How to use restraint in a sentence?
Japan strongly demands North Korea to exercise self-restraint and will take all necessary measures, such as warning and surveillance activity, to be able to respond to any situations.
We would like to make it clear to the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind them: Those who play with fire will perish by it, dont ever misjudge the situation and mistake our restraint for weakness.
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.
We have approved a moderate program with the full participation of Europe. All negotiations have to be made within financial restraint. It was accepted by the parties of the left, we are a center-left party and we are in full cooperation with our European partners. We are not against them.
I expressed to both ministers that we encourage India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, and avoid escalation at any cost, i also encouraged both ministers to prioritize direct communication and avoid further military activity.
Translations for restraint
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- spoutání, pouta, připoutáníCzech
- Einschränkung, Beherrschung, Kontrolle, Beschränkung, Zwang, Zurückhaltung, ZügelungGerman
- restricción, limitación, detención, controlSpanish
- pidättyväisyys, side, maltti, itsehillintäFinnish
- frein, retenueFrench
- casg, amaladh, bacadhScottish Gaelic
- ritegno, ritegniItalian
- ograniczenie, opanowanie, powściągliwośćPolish
- сдержанность, ограничение, сдерживание, сдерRussian
- kiềm chếVietnamese
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