the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
the state of being physically constrained
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom
"legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
a device that retards something's motion
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
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Translations for restraint
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- spoutání, pouta, připoutáníCzech
- Einschränkung, Beherrschung, Kontrolle, Beschränkung, Zwang, Zurückhaltung, ZügelungGerman
- restricción, limitación, detención, controlSpanish
- pidättyväisyys, side, maltti, itsehillintäFinnish
- frein, retenueFrench
- casg, amaladh, bacadhScottish Gaelic
- ritegno, ritegniItalian
- ograniczenie, opanowanie, powściągliwośćPolish
- сдержанность, ограничение, сдерживание, сдерRussian
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