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refraining

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  • verbdo without; keep from doing
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Synonyms for refraining

verb do without; keep from doing
  • abstain
  • avoid
  • cease
  • curb
  • desist
  • forgo
  • halt
  • renounce
  • resist
  • restrain
  • arrest
  • check
  • eschew
  • forbear
  • inhibit
  • interrupt
  • keep
  • pass
  • quit
  • stop
  • withhold
  • be temperate
  • give up
  • go on the wagon
  • leave off
  • not do
  • pass up
  • sit out
  • take the cure
  • take the pledge

Antonyms for refraining

  • carry on
  • continue
  • indulge
  • keep on
  • use
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • release
  • do
  • go ahead
  • jump in
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to refraining

abstinence

noun. restraint from desires, especially physical desires

denial

noun. dismissal, refusal of belief in
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.