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restraint

re·straint

restraint

 
 
pronunciation:
rih streInt
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of restraining oneself or others.
When excited, the dog was dangerous and required restraint.
synonyms:
constraint, restriction
antonyms:
abandon
similar words:
blockage, constriction, control, detainment, embargo, forbearance, government, hindrance, limitation, obstruction, regulation, repression, stoppage, suppression
definition 2: an influence or object that holds back or controls.
synonyms:
chain, check, curb, fetter, leash, manacle, rein, restriction
antonyms:
spur
similar words:
bit, bond, bound, brake, bridle, constriction, control, cramp, damper, hold, limit, muzzle, obstacle, shackle, tie, trammel
definition 3: a condition of being confined or deprived of liberty.
synonyms:
confinement, imprisonment, incarceration, prison
antonyms:
liberty
similar words:
bondage, captivity, chains, detainment, obstruction, restriction
definition 4: the quality of being emotionally reserved; graceful constraint of one's feelings; freedom from exaggeration.
synonyms:
reserve
similar words:
aplomb, composure, constraint, control, equanimity, formality, moderation, poise, possession, sang-froid, self-control, self-possession, temperance
Word Parts
The word restraint contains the following part:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten