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adjective as in restraining

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It is, after all, only reviewing a decline of a stay of an injunction to stop withholding licenses.

One reason for withholding information was the president had no intention of shutting down the initiative.

Second, penalties need to be increased for lying or deliberately withholding relevant requested information from Congress.

Government officials have no allowable reasons for withholding critical data from lawmakers.

The official—and maybe even legitimate reason—for withholding those facts is that the case is still under investigation.

These are very common examples of defective economy; and of that 'withholding' which the Scripture says 'tends to poverty.'

Did she, like the rest of them, suspect me of seeking to frustrate his suit by withholding his fortune?

Who are the other parties who are withholding their testimony?

The motive for withholding Shakspeare's plays from the press is as easily understood as that for publishing Marlowe's.

They contain one instance, which is not familiar, of the inconvenience of withholding the franchise from English women.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to withholding, such as: confining, curbing, deterring, hindering, prohibiting, and restrictive.

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