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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

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How to use restraint in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    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.

  2. Yang Guang:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Joao Galamba:

    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.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of restraint

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