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  • nounself-control
  • nounlimitation; something that holds

synonyms for restraint

  • caution
  • constraint
  • control
  • moderation
  • restriction
  • self-discipline
  • self-restraint
  • abstemiousness
  • abstinence
  • coercion
  • command
  • compulsion
  • confines
  • coolness
  • curtailment
  • economy
  • forbearance
  • grip
  • hindrance
  • hold
  • inhibition
  • limitation
  • prevention
  • repression
  • reserve
  • secretiveness
  • self-denial
  • self-government
  • self-possession
  • silence
  • suppression
  • unnaturalness
  • withholding
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antonyms for restraint

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  • aid
  • assistance
  • freedom
  • help
  • indulgence
  • liberty
  • release
  • self-indulgence
  • agitation
  • arousal
  • liberation
  • wildness
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How to use restraint in a sentence

They placed him in restraints and took him to the Central Jail in downtown San Diego.
LONGTIME SHERIFF’S EMPLOYEE CONTRADICTS OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF JAIL DEATHKELLY DAVISSEPTEMBER 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
After the animals were released from the restraints, stress hormones surged higher in young rats than in adults.
PUBERTY CAN REPAIR THE BRAIN’S STRESS RESPONSES AFTER HARDSHIP EARLY IN LIFEESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When Romeo observed how the animals reacted to extended periods of stress — 30 minutes of restraint each day for seven days — the pattern was different.
PUBERTY CAN REPAIR THE BRAIN’S STRESS RESPONSES AFTER HARDSHIP EARLY IN LIFEESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The rats endured the 30-minute restraint each day for seven days.
PUBERTY MAY REBOOT THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIORSESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It’s navigating the balance between amazing graphics and technical restraints and finding a way to design within these limits.
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This is often of great advantage, as the strength of repose is expressed to a great degree in restraint of movement.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
“This accompanied it,” said Winifred, with a restraint that might have warned her hearer of the passion it strove to conceal.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Freedom and courtesy were so well balanced in this society, that little restraint was put upon conversation.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The restraint laid upon her was becoming more than she could bear, and she rebelled against it.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
In time of trouble families generally like to be alone, all in all to each other; and a visitor is felt a constant restraint.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO RESTRAINT

  • abstinence
  • ascetic
  • moderation
  • restraint
  • self-denial
  • temperateness
  • absention
  • circumvention
  • delay
  • departure
  • dodge
  • dodging
  • elusion
  • escape
  • escapism
  • eschewal
  • evasion
  • flight
  • forbearance
  • nonparticipation
  • parry
  • passive resistance
  • prevention
  • recession
  • recoil
  • restraint
  • retreat
  • run-around
  • self-restraint
  • shunning
  • steering clear of
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