Synonyms for restraint

Synonyms for (noun) restraint

Synonyms: restraint

Definition: the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

Usage: the unlawful restraint of trade

Similar words: control

Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something

Usage: the control of the mob by the police was admirable


Synonyms: restraint, constraint

Definition: a device that retards something's motion

Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: restraint, simpleness, simplicity, chasteness

Definition: lack of ornamentation

Usage: the room was simply decorated with great restraint

Similar words: plainness

Definition: the appearance of being plain and unpretentious


Synonyms: control, restraint

Definition: discipline in personal and social activities

Usage: he was a model of polite restraint; she never lost control of herself

Similar words: discipline

Definition: the trait of being well behaved

Usage: he insisted on discipline among the troops


Synonyms: restraint

Definition: a rule or condition that limits freedom

Usage: legal restraints; restraints imposed on imports

Similar words: restriction, limitation

Definition: a principle that limits the extent of something

Usage: I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements


Synonyms: constraint, restraint

Definition: the state of being physically constrained

Usage: dogs should be kept under restraint

Similar words: confinement

Definition: the state of being confined

Usage: he was held in confinement