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1. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] the act of controlling by restraining someone or something.

Synonyms

  • curb
  • confinement
  • restriction
  • control
  • containment
  • immobilisation
  • check
  • immobilization
  • collar
  • curtailment
  • leash
  • restraint of trade
  • bridle
  • damper
  • immobilizing

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • untie
  • detach
  • secured bond

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Words that Rhyme with Restraint

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  • jonassaint
  • complaint
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  • acquaint
  • quaint
  • taint
  • saint
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  • ain't

How do you pronounce restraint?

Pronounce restraint as rɪˈstreɪnt.

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2. self-restraint

noun. exhibiting restraint imposed on the self.

Synonyms

  • control
  • restraint
  • temperateness

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • restraint (English)
  • self- (English)

3. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] discipline in personal and social activities.

Synonyms

  • temperance
  • control
  • self-restraint
  • discipline
  • moderation
  • continence
  • temperateness

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unfasten
  • disarrange

4. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] a rule or condition that limits freedom.

Synonyms

  • restriction
  • limitation

Antonyms

  • continue
  • continuant consonant
  • free

5. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] lack of ornamentation.

Synonyms

  • simpleness
  • simplicity
  • chasteness

Antonyms

  • deficit
  • open chain
  • closed chain
  • unchain

6. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] the state of being physically constrained.

Synonyms

  • cage
  • confinement

Antonyms

  • go on
  • activity
  • action

7. restraint

noun. ['rɪˈstreɪnt, riːˈstreɪnt'] a device that retards something's motion.

Synonyms

  • drogue
  • skid
  • hamper
  • brake shoe
  • band
  • brake pad
  • safety harness
  • fastener
  • air bag
  • sea anchor
  • fixing
  • holdfast
  • ignition lock
  • life belt
  • arrester hook
  • device
  • fastening
  • airbrake
  • bond
  • trammel
  • lead
  • chain
  • dive brake
  • stop
  • safety belt
  • constraint
  • gag
  • arrester
  • tether
  • lock
  • shoe
  • muzzle
  • leash
  • catch
  • brake

Antonyms

  • repulsion
  • unconnectedness
  • stay in place
  • follow

Example sentences of the word restraint


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is normally not painful, and after the first treatment many dogs require no restraint and even seem to enjoy it.

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