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Meaning of word restraint from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

restraint   noun

Meaning : The act of controlling by restraining someone or something.

Example : The unlawful restraint of trade.

Meaning : Discipline in personal and social activities.

Example : He was a model of polite restraint.
She never lost control of herself.

Synonyms : control

The quality of lacking restraint.


Meaning : The state of being physically constrained.

Example : Dogs should be kept under restraint.

Synonyms : constraint

Meaning : A rule or condition that limits freedom.

Example : Legal restraints.
Restraints imposed on imports.

Meaning : Lack of ornamentation.

Example : The room was simply decorated with great restraint.

Synonyms : chasteness, simpleness, simplicity

Meaning : A device that retards something's motion.

Example : The car did not have proper restraints fitted.

Synonyms : constraint