Another word for restraint
Control over oneself
self-restraint, control, self-control, reserve, reticence, constraint, artistic economy, withholding, caution, coolness, forbearance, silence, secretiveness, stress repression, self-government, undemonstrativeness, stiffness, formality, abstinence, moderation, temperance, self-denial, self-repression, unnaturalness, constrained manner, inhibition, abstemiousness, abstention, self-discipline, self-censorship.
An influence that checks or hinders
repression, deprivation, limitation, hindrance, abridgment, reduction, decrease, prohibition, confinement, check, barrier, obstacle, obstruction, restriction, bar, curb, rein, blockade, order, command, instruction, coercion, impediment, compulsion, duress, force, violence, deterrence, deterrent, discipline, assignment, definition, prescription, moderation, tempering, qualifying, lid*; see also limitation 1, 2.
A device that restrains; often plural
Another word for restraintnoun
The act of limiting or condition of being limited:circumscription, confinement, constraint, limitation, restriction. See limited
Something that limits or restricts:check, circumscription, constraint, cramp2, curb, inhibition, limit, limitation, restriction, stricture, trammel. See limited
An instrument or means of restraining:bit2, brake, bridle, leash, snaffle. See restraint
Something that physically confines the legs or arms:bond, chain (used in plural), fetter, handcuff (often used in plural), hobble, iron (used in plural), manacle, shackle. (Archaic) gyve. See free
The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:control, reserve, reticence, self-control, self-restraint, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness. See restraint