Synonyms for restraint

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-streynt
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈstreɪnt

Top 10 synonyms for restraint Other synonyms for the word restraint

Définition of restraint

Origin :
  • "action of restraining; means of restraint," early 15c., from Old French restreinte, noun use of fem. past participle of restraindre (see restrain). Sense of "reserve" is from c.1600.
  • noun self-control
  • noun limitation; something that holds
Example sentences :
  • So this part of my restraint was doubtless a stretch of the authority given him.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And this idea of restraint was preying upon him, and he could not throw it off.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • And that there can be nothing more painful than the restraint under which I am kept?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • He cast a glance about him, his eye, avid with curiosity, held rigidly in restraint.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • And so great was his delight that he cast aside all restraint.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But he needn't be considerate, for he is not the least restraint upon us.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • In the education of your family, you would meet with no interruptions or restraint.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Too much guidance and restraint hinder the formation of habits of self-help.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Places of distrust and cruelty, and restraint, they would have left quadruple-locked for ever.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Now surely it caused reserve, restraint, to be more complete.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for restraint

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