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Synonyms for restraint

Synonyms for (noun) restraint

Synonyms: restraint Definition: the act of controlling by restraining someone or something Usage: the unlawful restraint of trade

Similar words: control Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something Usage: the control of the mob by the police was admirable

Synonyms: restraint, constraint Definition: a device that retards something's motion Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Similar words: device Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: restraint, simpleness, simplicity, chasteness Definition: lack of ornamentation Usage: the room was simply decorated with great restraint

Similar words: plainness Definition: the appearance of being plain and unpretentious

Synonyms: control, restraint Definition: discipline in personal and social activities Usage: he was a model of polite restraint; she never lost control of herself

Similar words: discipline Definition: the trait of being well behaved Usage: he insisted on discipline among the troops

Synonyms: restraint Definition: a rule or condition that limits freedom Usage: legal restraints; restraints imposed on imports

Similar words: restriction, limitation Definition: a principle that limits the extent of something Usage: I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements

Synonyms: constraint, restraint Definition: the state of being physically constrained Usage: dogs should be kept under restraint

Similar words: confinement Definition: the state of being confined Usage: he was held in confinement