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adjective as in suppressive

adjective as in withholding

noun as in circumscription


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Perhaps the threat of legal action has also played a role in curbing the horde of dyspeptic deviants.

This can change—but by curbing tuition inflation, not by extending more loans.

He loved to talk tough about crime and illegal immigration, but managed to make little headway curbing either.

This is not the work of a person interested in “curbing spending,” as Lew argues.

This is a smart move, and will be far more important to curbing unauthorized immigration than token efforts at border security.

This fable is only one among many others that were narrated with a view to curbing the propensities of blaspheming swearers.

She learned to imitate Charley, in curbing his impetuosity; and he chafed less at her soft touch upon the rein.

From that moment the ducal power gained strength in Brittany and succeeded in curbing the feudal nobles.

“You are not speaking the truth,” Mr. Blatherwick continued, curbing himself with an effort.

His mind was even now working rapidly in the effort to devise some permanent means of curbing Newt's sinister activities.

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On this page you'll find 82 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curbing, such as: null, covering up, holding back, null, quelling, and repressing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.