Restraint synonyms

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(Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
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(Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
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Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
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A cautious action; a precaution:
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The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
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Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
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Authority or ability to manage or direct:
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Self control is defined as the ability to manage your actions, feelings and emotions.
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A reservation of public land:
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Reticence is being reserved, quiet or reluctant.
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Confinement or restriction
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Control over oneself
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The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
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A period of time without speech or noise.
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The state or characteristic of being secretive.
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Control over oneself
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Popular or representative government; democracy.
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The state or quality of being undemonstrative.
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The quality or state of being formal
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(R.C.Ch.) Abstention from flesh meat on certain designated days
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Temperance is defined as showing restraint in eating or drinking, and especially avoiding alcohol.
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The act of refusing to recognize unpleasant facts even when presented by one's self.
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Control over oneself
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The state of being unnatural.
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Control over oneself
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(--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
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The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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The act of declining to vote on a particular issue. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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Self discipline is the ability you have to control and motivate yourself, stay on track and do what is right.
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The act of censoring one's own work or what one says without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority, often for fear of sanctions.
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(Psychology) The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
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(Uncountable) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
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The state or act of hindering something
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(Dated, law) Any of various brief statments of case law made before modern reporting of legal cases.
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The amount by which something is lessened or diminished:
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The amount by which something decreases.
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Prohibition is a law or order forbidding something, or is the condition of forbidding something, or was a time in the U.S. during the 1920s and early 1930s when alcohol was illegal.
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Lying-in, time of giving birth
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The definition of a check is a sudden stop or a person or thing that restrains or controls.
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(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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The definition of a restriction is a limitation.
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An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
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The definition of a curb is a concrete border that creates a gutter along a street.
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A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
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The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
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A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
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(Computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
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(Uncountable) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.
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The definition of coercion refers to the act of persuading or convincing someone to do something using force or other unethical means.
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A hindrance; that which impedes or hinders progress.
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The lawful use of violence (i.e. by the administration).
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Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
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The definition of force is strength or power.
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The use of physical force, especially physical force utilized with malice and/or the attempt to harm someone. Some courts have ruled that in labor disputes, violence includes picketing with false information on the placards, in an attempt to harm a business.
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The policy or practice of stockpiling nuclear weapons to deter another nation from making a nuclear attack
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Something that deters:
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A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
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The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
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The definition of a definition is a statement of what a word or phrase means.
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(Medicine) A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
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The act by which something is tempered.
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A qualification or added condition.
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(abbreviation) Eyelid.
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Plural form of fetter
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A metaphor used to describe a range of situations seen as (unpleasantly?) confining or restricting.
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The state of being slack; the quality of having slack.
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The state or quality of being lax.
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The state or quality of being demonstrative.
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The condition of being free from oppressive restriction or control by a government or other power.
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A permission granted by government to perform an act or service regulated by law (for example, a license to fish or to practice law).
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A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.
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Plural form of chain
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Plural form of handcuff
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Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
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Under control.
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Having similar or conforming feelings, ideas, interests, etc.; in accord
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Of, or relating to an inhibitor
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The definition of rational is something that makes sense or that could be based in fact or someone who behaves and thinks logically.
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The definition of restrained is someone or something that is held back, reserved or subtle.
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(Gram.) Designating a modifier, as a word, phrase, or subordinate clause, that limits the reference of the word or phrase it modifies and thus is essential to the meaning of a sentence
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Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory.
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Careful in spending or using; frugal
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(Biology) Relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis:
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Self-restraint; moderation
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(Archaic) Imprisonment; forced confinement.
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The definition of an embargo is a government ban on moving commercial ships in and out of certain ports, or a restriction of trade for a specific product or with a specific country.
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The definition of a fetter is a chain for your feet or anything that is restraining.
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The act of interdicting or something interdicted
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A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
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(By extension, since the 16th century) Any in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock.
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A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.
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Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
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The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
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Prudence is defined as the act of being careful, often with money.
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Retention is the act or condition of keeping or containing something.
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A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
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A link for connecting railroad cars; a drawlink or draglink.
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(Botany) The failure of an organ or part to develop.
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To draw a figure around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. A circle that is circumscribed around a triangle touches it at each of the triangle's three vertices.
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To reduce a result in response to limited resources
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To mark the limits or boundaries of something; to delimit
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To dominate; subjugate
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To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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To hold back; restrain:
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To remove the joint of a bird's wing farthest from the body to prevent the bird from flying.
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(Psychology) To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
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To limit; restrict
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Restrict is defined as to keep someone or something within certain limits.
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(Intransitive) To feel smothered etc.
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To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
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An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
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The act of indulging oneself, or giving way to one's own desires
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The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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The process of striving to achieve equal rights and status.
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The definition of abandon is totally free and unhindered expression.
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The quality of being wild or untamed
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The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
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Sexual arousal.
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Anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
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That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
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(Mathematics) A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).
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(Usually in plural) a rule restricting behaviour or action
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An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
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(Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
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Anything that slows down or stops movement, activity, or progress
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Anything resembling a horse's bridle
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A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
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One ring of a locking fetter for the hand or one pair.
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A device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
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Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
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A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
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The trait of being taciturn.
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The quality of being uncommunicative.
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A limited train or bus.
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Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
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(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
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The state of being chaste; chastity
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Lack of sense; foolishness
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The property of being simple.
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Lack of or freedom from restraint.
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A sum paid as a guarantee of a person's appearance at court for trial; bail:
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