Synonym of restraint

Alternative for restraint

restraints

Antonym: incitement,

Noun

Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour
self-control self-restraint self-discipline continence control moderation self-command self-possession abstemiousness constraint discipline discretion inhibition refrainment repression reserve self-containment self-government self-mastery suppression temperateness will willpower judiciousness non-indulgence prudence abstinence caution coercion command compulsion confines coolness economy forbearance grip hold prevention secretiveness self-denial silence unnaturalness withholding pulling your punches strength of will determination resolve resolution strength of mind temperance will power single-mindedness firmness of purpose fixity of purpose drive grit force check sobriety smothering stifling cool abstention countenance holding back keeping back purposefulness tenacity keeping under control self-will firmness doggedness strength strength of character iron will composure calmness anger control anger prevention patience restraining fixity frustration asceticism austerity stopping biting back controller regulator obedience orderliness holding in keeping in check good behaviour controlled behaviour plain bottling up self-constraint balance poise stoicism stability reticence aplomb dignity frugality puritanism self-deprivation renunciation anger management concealment checking plain living severity ascetic self-abnegation blocking curbing containing restriction bridling deadening muffling simple living strong-mindedness containment choking back persistence limiter moral fiber moral fibre commitment backbone spine resoluteness dedication aim purpose intention spirit passion motivation tenaciousness urge stickability pining power temperament perseveration Sitzfleisch stick-to-it-iveness fancy character velleity longing yearning attitude craving ambition willfulness conviction feeling decisiveness liking design appetite staying power hankering guts heart's desire

Noun

Deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement
check constraint limitation restriction control rein bridle curb hindrance curtailment impediment inhibition limit obstacle ban boycott brake circumscription condition damper deterrent embargo fetter hold moderation stricture taboo clampdown disqualification interdict prevention retardant suppression abridgement abridgment bar barrier bondage ceiling chains command cramp decrease deprivation determent deterrence fetters instruction manacles obstruction order pinions prohibition reduction rope stop stoppage straitjacket string weight restraining order wet blanket chain block handicap trammel encumbrance shackles manacle hurdle shackle drag interference crimp stumbling block balk snag clog baulk holdback leash hitch drawback let embarrassment catch discouragement blockage confinement bond setback difficulty hazard disadvantage disincentive cumber line lead irons cord spanner in the works fly in the ointment tether monkey wrench in the works bind delay repression bracelet interruption preventive impedance safeguard dissuasion burden complication binding hiccup problem facer boundary harness barricade halter lock gridlock cuffs handcuffs hampering strap inconvenience ligature ball and chain band tie reservation millstone hamper stint catch-22 handcuff wall crackdown restrainer monkey wrench qualification iron demarcation road block defence bonds precaution defense retardation arrest captivity holdup preventative shutdown trammels regulation cuff glitch end hang-up bracelets stopping jam link protection border margin sticking point leg irons thwarting curbing proscription lyam provision stipulation requirement confine bit elimination halt rebuff proviso rule security perimeter threshold veto interdiction rider blocking checking contraction caution bound squelching constrainment constriction fastening precautionary measure strings cumbrance cap bounds baggage albatross issue containment extent hobble remedy termination joker bilboes defect weakness wire detriment retardment jam-up excess baggage blockade bottleneck gyves darbies restraints rub circumvention preventive measure protective measure stay roadblock no-no fine print hawser upper limit millstone around your neck booby trap cable connection clogging discipline obligation commitment suppressant deadweight opposition immobilization immobilisation chill intimidation moratorium pitfall detention buttress put down damp depressant cloud inadequacy circumspection injunction modification definition weary load break reversal reverse blow hardship gloom pall warning nuisance coupling cinchers anchor binders railing traverse fence maximum rahui occlusion congestion hold-up governor stumbling stone bump uphill deterring factor defensive measures depression pale edge stamping out tethers ropes trouble mountain checkmate whammy load disablement impairment flaw disorder fault stone in one's path confines palladium fail-safe protective shield blank wall saddle debt guilt cross duty compression astringency tightening squeezing shrinking choking verge compass frontier parameter mountain to climb cold water dead weight red tape retarding device neutralizer prophylactic strait waistcoat headstall hackamore collar noose leg-iron yoke gyve pendant lavaliere locket rackle clinker truss picket monkey on one's back thorn in one's side avoidance forestallment anticipation averting forestalling precluding preclusion snaffle electronic ankle bracelet custody limits extremity circumference anticipatory measure sabotage intervention tops restraining device small difficulty interception prophylaxis obviation deterence inhibitor foot dragging line of demarcation cutoff point cut-off point prerequisite demand clause anathema eradication crushing abolition requisite essential necessity ambit disapproval exception term specification precondition contingency kicker terms linkage tie-in stickum hookup nexus gunk network non-acceptance tapu exemption postulate stern measures strike getting tough crush severe measures arrangement don't religious convention sanction forbiddance social convention law thou-shalt-not superstition need article must arrestment close cutoff finish discontinuation expiration surcease closure closedown cessation shutoff conclusion lapse cease offset ending discontinuance must-have sine qua non lace guy lacing bridling small print shackling fettering holding back frustration baulking cramping stifling smothering choker halting quashing foiling staying restraining suspension stalling coaxial piece of cordage boom topping lift wire rope hangup balking sublimation putting an end to putting an stop to nipping in the bud downside disbenefit minus liability negative shortcoming incommodity debit upset disturbance headache misfortune hassle snafu bother disruption annoyance vexation aggravation dilemma disappointment fuss trial concern weak point weak spot pain predicament imperfection deficiency impasse awkwardness unwieldiness unfitness exasperation distress untimeliness unsuitableness cumbersomeness troublesomeness uneasiness stew cross to bear mishap unhandiness defeat bothersomeness gotcha woe gimmick anxiety layoff abeyance worry stress land mine discomfort tie-up snarl-up grief downfall ill snarl logjam incommodiousness struggle knock clot problems irritation lack failing disability bad news disquiet bummer unease bug affliction pickle body blow agitation unpleasantness con knock-back puzzler traffic jam puzzle scrape piece of bad luck task one in the eye bit of trouble reversal of fortune kick in the teeth strain down sit-down deduction walkout lockout downtime standstill barring bone of contention misery disgrace slowing complaint wait injury preemption albatross around one's neck evil deadlock exclusion detainment psychological baggage remonstrance expostulation persuasion bad flip side handicapping penalty tailback quandary millstone round someone's neck holding pattern privation afterdeal narrowing backup queue tribulation negative aspect issues bulwark pinch prob demerit tangle stopping up strife deal-breaker trap other side of the coin encirclement turmoil deep trouble dire straits mess danger torment hot water fix spot cropper knot crunch unseen problem trick can of worms disputed point row sorrow onus infarct snare embolus cordon infarction conundrum ploy dodge wile regression flip-flop unfortunate development slowdown backset comedown regress bath about-face foil bottom point at issue tight spot the rub interference with reverse of fortune double whammy adversity joker in the pack restricted access responsibility charge grievance mental weight blame punishment unwanted responsibility accountability blunder drawing board line of defense slip spoiling whole new ballgame inefficacy error irk irritant thorn bugbear peeve harassment botheration pest aggro ruffle miscalculation mistake mischance bafflement nuisance value failure countering scotching derailment dashing incommode hair shirt tiresomeness inopportuneness bitter pill crippling hindering foundering collapse snookering baffling put out stroke of bad luck consequence nonfulfillment scuppering nonfulfilment contravention unfulfillment involvement lease chit indebtment loan bite pledge balance arrear possibility due remainder contract damage Achilles heel mortgage jinx tab IOU account nonsuccess lack of success non-success disaster area interval hiatus interlude millstone round one's neck gap pause interstice parenthesis interregnum intermission hiccough discontinuity interim intrusion disconnection recess severance rupture quiescence abeyancy division doldrums lacuna break-off rift split latency dormancy disuniting blackout separation dissolution letup breach

Noun

A device which limits or prevents freedom of movement

Noun

Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour
aloofness coldness formality reserve self-control self-possession self-restraint sobriety detachment reticence uncommunicativeness lack of emotion diffidence shyness modesty inhibition bashfulness demureness reluctance coyness timidity constraint quietness backwardness repression hesitancy timidness taciturnity unresponsiveness reservation self-consciousness suppression discretion silence secretiveness insecurity meekness apprehension introversion distance embarrassment caution humility timorousness sheepishness self-effacement hesitation refrainment continence discipline nervousness self-command stand-offishness unwillingness hesitance reservedness guardedness calmness control coolness remoteness hang-up doubt frigidity uneasiness unassertiveness wariness inhibitedness unapproachability unease mousiness retiringness humbleness lack of confidence fearfulness disinclination undemonstrativeness secrecy awkwardness chariness suspicion stiltedness woodenness unnaturalness forcedness unforthcomingness closeness caginess tardiness dilatoriness sluggishness fear modestness uncertainty self-doubt shame lack of self-confidence discomfort nerves decency unpretentiousness propriety down-to-earthness lowliness psychological block mental block mental blockage discreetness unobtrusiveness unostentatiousness prudery lack of vanity lack of pretension celibacy stiffness indifference haughtiness emotionlessness unfriendliness hauteur stoniness hardheartedness standoffishness iciness frostiness distantness uninvolvement dispassionateness dispassion frigidness withdrawnness unfeelingness impersonality cold-heartedness froideur self-containment lack of warmth unwillingness to open up

Noun

Deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement
confinement detention arrest captivity imprisonment constraint custody incarceration internment bondage committal detainment duress fetters quarantine immurement durance impoundment prison porridge detainer hold coercion thraldom pressure compulsion force thrall time jail arm-twisting threats intimidation gaol chokey thralldom house arrest pressurization enforcement control threat remand penal servitude hard labour violence immuration pressurisation bird sentence isolation term jaildom slavery servitude subjugation subjection enslavement serfdom entombment vassalage enthrallment limbo curb trammels safekeeping delimitation bounds bounding cramp keeping bonds limit check constrainment repression boundary scope demand insistence oppression browbeating harassment bullying threatening menace strong-arming influence menacing persuasion hardship exaction strong arm tactics strong-arm tactics strong-arm tactic discipline arrestation nab pen apprehension retention pickup hindrance impediment withholding bust pinch holding back keeping in holding pen locking up time up the river yoke chains holding domination servility solitary confinement peonage gaoling jailing retaining preservation maintenance obedience reservation enthralment persecution exploitation solitary holding cell lockdown the hole shackles restraints serfage suppression villenage helotry dependency dependence serfhood subordination subservience capture seizure collar arrestment bag hook nip nail mitt protective custody nick booby trap appropriation sweep pull in pull pick up grab preventive custody snare glom taking into custody restraining run in sequestering

Noun

The state, act, or fact of being (mentally) calm and composed
tranquillity calmness composure serenity equanimity coolness tranquility aplomb imperturbability cool placidity collectedness sangfroid repose equilibrium calm countenance composedness tranquilness contentment unflappability peace impassivity peacefulness content placidness ataraxia quiet unexcitability control stoicism stillness dispassion ataraxy patience imperturbation sobriety togetherness untroubledness self-possession self-composedness level-headedness cool-headedness self-restraint peace of mind even-temperedness quietude rest lull doldrums self-control hush restfulness still sereneness silence poise resignation phlegm forbearance fortitude longanimity quietness tolerance passivity impassiveness endurance self-assurance assurance sufferance stability nonchalance indulgence moderation toleration long-suffering balance inexcitability presence of mind philosophicalness equability coolheadedness stolidity levelheadedness philosophy leniency reticence apathy self-confidence ease confidence lenity temperance sureness self-discipline cool head suaveness nerve dignity long-sufferingness mildness clemency self-mastery urbanity elegance steadiness avoidance refraining abstinence steadfastness going easy on patientness resisting living with strength of mind undemonstrativeness understanding persistence submission kindness consideration lenience perseverance grit constancy capacity backbone gutsiness bearing passiveness heart guts nonresistance even temper intestinal fortitude happiness comfort satisfaction sang-froid contentedness enjoyment easiness security well-being pleasure gratification leisure relaxation luxury prosperity affluence fulfilment delight fulfillment self-command bed of roses idleness bliss felicity joy gladness relish casualness inertia informality inertness inactivity detachment self-content inner peace requiescence supinity unrestraint high spirits unceremoniousness cheerfulness wellbeing repletion conviction positiveness assuredness certainty sedateness delectation comfortableness complacency freedom indifference imperturbableness self-assuredness self-trust self-esteem even-mindedness surety sufficiency prosperousness cosiness easefulness wealth opulence coziness plenty freedom from hardship safeness secureness relaxedness mellowness psychological wellbeing calm bearing cool demeanor chill demeanor peaceableness glee rapture ebullience equableness polish elation exuberance soothingness clear conscience ecstasy cheer euphoria quiet mind mental freedom decompression harmony free time freedom from troubles style tact assertiveness savoir vivre savoir faire mental wellness self-reliance temper good humour good humor calm demeanor nirvana soundness courage certitude naturalness spontaneity succor faith stolidness reassurance ataraxis cocksureness boldness face firmness doubtlessness belief in oneself faith in oneself warmth succour heartsease comity compatibility presumption effrontery trust temerity bravery aggressiveness audacity arrogance impudence numbness coldness emotionlessness insensibility affectlessness liss welfare frostiness dispassionateness dullness uninterest disregard aloofness insensibleness unresponsiveness insouciance unconcern listlessness heedlessness incuriousness disinterest halfheartedness lethargy insensitivity lassitude incuriosity

Noun

The quality of being elegant, dignified or classy
gracefulness elegance grace refinement courtliness stateliness fineness class majesty handsomeness elegancy poise classiness dignity smoothness politeness delicacy graciousness tact diplomacy subtlety fluidity cleanness sophistication polish culture charm style suaveness tastefulness grandeur sumptuousness discernment cultivation distinction propriety breeding exquisiteness luxury couth urbanity gentility nicety symmetry lushness magnificence ornateness felicity noblesse nobility splendor purity hauteur poshness rhythm splendour good taste courtesy worldliness civility mannerliness civilization self-possession gentlemanliness gallantry manners affability suavity cool soft skills civilisation genteelness courteousness taste beauty stylishness finesse fashion flair opulence plushness dash panache swankiness chic smartness modishness cultivated beauty agility effortlessness ease precision deftness adroitness neatness finish flow naturalness dexterity nimbleness flowingness fluency skill lightsomeness daintiness light-footedness politesse decorum ritziness elan plasticity regularity rhythmicity presence frangibility ceremony fragility flourish control correctness formality expertise efficiency exclusivity exclusiveness accuracy adeptness discrimination urbaneness prettiness expertness preciseness skilfulness chivalrousness slickness skillfulness persuasiveness accomplishment good manners good breeding fastidiousness nuance glibness knowledge maturity enlightenment erudition lore gentleness smarminess oiliness fine tuning fine point unctuousness ingratiation flamboyance cosmopolitanism élan éclat savoir-faire acumen smooth talking suppleness zing oomph pizzazz fashionableness extravagance mode luxuriousness dressiness form chichi pzazz bravura attractiveness loveliness hot ticket last word shapeliness lithesomeness pleasantness comeliness lissomeness balance pliancy address allure dernier cri bon ton fluidity of movement poetry in motion

Noun

A guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding

Noun

The state of being cautious

Noun

Behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety
decorum decency propriety breeding deportment politeness seemliness properness respectability appropriateness correctness decorousness etiquette protocol appropriacy courtesy demureness dignity form gentility modesty refinement courtliness politesse punctilio civility conduct convenance correctitude demeanour demeanor formality good manners good taste gravity habits order orderliness sedateness tact appropriate behavior good behavior good grace manners good form virtue fitness ceremony decentness ceremoniousness conventionality respectableness graciousness social graces formalities mores courteousness delicacy fittingness honesty elegance consideration mannerliness polish grace comeliness respect urbanity rightness suitability good breeding manner p's and q's civilities amenities culture discretion righteousness morality couth sobriety aptness done thing felicity appositeness suitableness tactfulness felicitousness taste happiness carriage behavior comportment mien bearing respectfulness thoughtfulness diplomacy stateliness sophistication affability cultivation sensitivity niceties convenances gallantry behaviour cordiality correct behaviour gentlemanliness comity genteelness the done thing niceness coyness wholesomeness polite purity integrity uprightness bon ton discreetness severity chasteness nicety acceptable conduct polites convention polite behaviour formalness reputability honorableness tastefulness rectitude thought proprieties seriousness ritual becomingness orthodoxy chivalry probity tenue solemnity elegancies handsomeness fineness class classiness elegancy gracefulness majesty correct behavior geniality pleasantness red tape amiability complaisance Ps and Qs chivalrousness accepted conduct compliance savoir vivre polished manners table manners proper conduct due regard ladylikeness punctiliousness style civilization stylishness rank affectation ostentation affectedness ostentatiousness attentiveness civilisation flower society optimacy ruling class gentle birth blue blood good family high birth compassion deference reverence benevolence gentleness kindness veneration kindliness mindfulness forbearance considerateness heedfulness solicitude friendliness standards conventionalities social conventions social grace social niceties accepted behaviour rules of conduct thing to do attention to detail one's Ps and Qs suavity charm gallantness familiarity suaveness address accomplishment discernment favour favor worldliness sympathy finesse finish poise generosity discrimination education smoothness subtlety enlightenment mildness pleasurableness erudition delightfulness amenity distinction nobility agreeableness indulgence learning good-naturedness agreeability enjoyableness personableness sweetness amiableness letters grandeur sumptuousness training fashion panache schooling exquisiteness luxury intellectual awareness artistic awareness skill soft skills aestheticism noblesse poshness lushness magnificence ornateness hauteur rhythm splendor symmetry splendour goodness gratefulness attractiveness charity gallantr self-possession confidence obligingness suavities aplomb cool common courtesy control culturedness etiquettes unctuosity cultivated look advancement progress grounding nurture development background refined taste knighthood knight-errantry flattery compliment social standing valor valour valiance good-temperedness blandishment overture ingratiation savoir faire belles-lettres urbaneness pleasantry approach suggestion proposition precision science art practice proficiency capacity ability dress experience perception savoir-faire elevation beauty improvement fastidiousness nuance pass courting wooing gesture courtship suit attention knowledge lore maturity opulence flair plushness dash fine tuning swankiness fine point chic smartness modishness cultivated beauty

Noun

A thing that is imposed, in particular an unfair or unwelcome demand or burden

Noun

The ability to withstand prolonged hardship
endurance fortitude perseverance resolution stamina determination persistence tenacity pertinacity doggedness patience resignation staying power strength submission grit guts indefatigability resoluteness spunk stickability tirelessness toleration bottle sufferance ability allowance backbone capacity continuing cool coolness courage Dunkirk spirit enduring forebearance gutsiness heart mettle moxie pluck resistance standing starch suffering survival undergoing vitality will withstanding holding up intestinal fortitude steadfastness resolve resilience toughness hardiness obstinacy vigour vigor stubbornness diligence dedication staunchness tolerance application commitment intransigence purposefulness assiduity purpose assiduousness tenaciousness insistence energy survival skills robustness stick-to-it-iveness legs drive sedulousness constancy devotion pluckiness vim perseveration ruggedness continuance power of endurance Sitzfleisch firmness of purpose immunity non-susceptibility sedulity immovability pursuance industry force power lustiness stick-to-itiveness industriousness meticulousness zip sturdiness welly character work ethic hard work singleness of purpose stoicism spirit spiritedness durability intrepidity indomitability spine single-mindedness strength of character toughness of spirit moral fiber strong-mindedness moral fibre bouncebackability ability to bounce back opinionatedness obdurateness pigheadedness pertinaciousness obduracy willfulness obstinateness self-opinionatedness mulishness self-will hardheadedness steadiness bullheadedness relentlessness bulldog tenacity persistency importunity pushiness firmness inflexibility strength of will fixity of purpose bulldog spirit boldness decision decidedness intentness bravery braveness decisiveness earnestness willpower courageousness determinedness will power granite intension stout-heartedness nerve manfulness dauntlessness purposiveness fixed purpose conviction certitude dogmatism fearlessness valor valour sense of purpose assurance hardihood certainty self-confidence stiff upper lip strength of mind sitzfleisch inexorability inexorableness implacability objective design undertaking strength of purpose chutzpah stomach guttiness clock sticktoitiveness intention project conclusion inner strength true grit what it takes

Verb

To make less extreme or uncompromising
modify qualify limit moderate reduce lower restrict temper lessen soften abate revise blunt decrease dull ease mitigate relax tone down diminish restrain control curb modulate remit slacken play down alleviate lighten allay assuage palliate soothe dilute relieve attenuate weaken mollify quell lull quiet help pacify sweeten cool calm take the edge off cushion subdue ameliorate quieten still tranquilize tranquillize loosen check deaden placate appease damp adjust extenuate commute quench satisfy lenify compose soft-pedal pour oil on take the sting out excuse diffuse disempower reduce the force of smooth make weaker slake address improve admix make less strict let up on make less formal ease up on revamp transmogrify switch shorten take the bite out cut curtail monkey around with fine tune cool out take the bite out of make reasonable take the sting out of chill out dampen smother suppress stifle broaden stretch kill fill surfeit open put an end to make nice put a stop to scale down liberalise liberalize free up ease up reduce punishment comfort dulcify mellow fix up take sting out patch things up settle dwindle de-escalate minimize ebb repress taper wane minimise subside ease off salve regulate gentle shrink taper off let up drop drop off relent decline contain muffle wind down deplete depress impair cure downscale recede tame die down fall contract extinguish calm down downsize cool off buffer phase down rachet down ratchet down mute heal water down slow cut down lullaby becalm defuse slack damp down tail off pall constrain balm settle down overcome degrade decrement dispel discount erode die out die away fall away drain away thin dent hush cut back slash console resolve silence roll back dial down peter out make less conciliate propitiate dim anaesthetize square unburden solace slow down anesthetize stroke sate downplay bridle inhibit depreciate govern sap absorb hold banish measure numb quash stop trim rule narrow keep adulterate undermine pare counteract paralyse mend minify make smaller dissipate couch clip stabilize benumb fade sink destroy devaluate make light of remedy stabilise nurse doctor meliorate knock down bring down pad loose take down cheer reassure rein in cripple make cutbacks in trim back trim down mark down paralyze break pull in aid assist step down disburden upraise facilitate free hold in quieten down quiet down freeze untrouble take it easy put the lid on play up to make better attend to smooth over pare down disarm ally make peace with get rid of lay back take a load off butter up smooth down pour cold water on rein slack off make up dampen down throw cold water on detract from steady ration shade sober darken deepen cloud put at rest treat mask shave wear away wear down take the edge off sth prune satiate sugarcoat restore truncate abridge trammel intern confine dismiss fix prettify gratify round down eliminate pipe down flag go easy drive away chase away put to rest drive off whittle down sag enfeeble mince release simmer down reconcile dispose tune down gruntle obtund temperate reduce something content hold back protect against rectify win over constrict deflate rarefy disable vitiate offset debilitate enervate keep in check insulate buttress bolster seclude guard keep down squelch disintegrate refresh crumble relaxed infrigidate freshen frost keep under control subjugate defend against shield against lessen the impact of soften the impact of reduce the impact of crush assure demilitarise save neutralise rescue recover neutralize demilitarize meet halfway rise above chasten fall off get less become less intense slacken off cut off choke off cease safeguard against reduce the effect of extend lace sophisticate embroider embellish make lighter support make less intense put damper on impose peace upon put down kiss and make up grease con clear the air with make peace restore harmony to bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers pacificate iron out sort out put a damper on drop away grow less brighten smooth out clear the air take the heat run interference for clear the way forward disengage speed up simplify promote make easier speed untighten expedite lift open the door further debase invalidate buck up condole with give solace to rock to sleep make agreeable patch up punctuate succor succour vary take the edge put a lid on liss interrupt disencumber empty levitate take remove uplight change shift jettison eradicate unload put to rights dress up prevent break up set right thin out bring respite to make less painful bring an end to make bearable conquer soften up cauterize reduce weight put off throw out pour out lick discipline take load off incapacitate stun exhaust frustrate etherize cauterise chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure retard gas deprive consume tire dope make something bearable bring aid to bring aid humble cow reclaim bust knock out lay out put out of order put to sleep axe get the better of get a grip on dry up ax amortise downgrade cast down amortize tighten run down

Antonym of restraint

restraint Idiom, Proverb

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