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See definition of curbing on Dictionary.com
  • as insuppressive
  • as inwithholding
  • as incircumscription
  • as infrustration

synonyms for curbing

  • covering up
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressing
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
See also synonyms for: curbings
  • confining
  • deterring
  • hindering
  • prohibiting
  • restrictive
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How to use curbing in a sentence

This fable is only one among many others that were narrated with a view to curbing the propensities of blaspheming swearers.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
She learned to imitate Charley, in curbing his impetuosity; and he chafed less at her soft touch upon the rein.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
From that moment the ducal power gained strength in Brittany and succeeded in curbing the feudal nobles.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
“You are not speaking the truth,” Mr. Blatherwick continued, curbing himself with an effort.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
His mind was even now working rapidly in the effort to devise some permanent means of curbing Newt's sinister activities.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
Curbing his impatience, he again looked out upon the area, and awaited the result in silence.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Similar lines of resistance, half curbing the out-pressing vitalities, govern the branching of rivers and of nations.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
In the strong irritation which he was curbing he felt as if he would never want to eat again.
THE WAYFARERSMARY STEWART CUTTING
So I tried to hide just below the curbing of the well; but the brake wasn't set, and I went down with the bucket.
FRED FENTON ON THE TRACKALLEN CHAPMAN
Perk hissed this one word even as he ducked down behind the well curbing at sight of the figure in the doorway.
EAGLES OF THE SKYAMBROSE NEWCOMB
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WORDS RELATED TO CURBING

  • check
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • curb
  • curbing
  • fetter
  • fetters
  • limit
  • limitation
  • restraint
  • trammel
  • trammels
  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressing
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.