Synonyms for restraintrɪˈstreɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restraint(noun)

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  2. restraint, control(noun)

    discipline in personal and social activities

    Synonyms:
    restraint, dominance, control condition, controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, control, ascendency, ascendance, simplicity, chasteness, constraint, ascendence, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  3. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  4. restraint(noun)

    a rule or condition that limits freedom

    Synonyms:
    control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    Synonyms:
    restraint, simple mindedness, simmpleness, control, ease, easiness, simplicity, chasteness, constraint, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

  6. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, constraint, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

    Antonyms:
    unrestraint

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. restraint

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, bulwark, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

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