Nouns (10)

n. the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
n. a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
simpleness, simplicity, restraint, chasteness
n. lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
control, restraint
n. discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
restraint, constraint
n. the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"

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Fuzzynyms (40)

holding, keeping, retention
n. the act of retaining something
n. training to improve strength or self-control
interference, hinderance, hindrance
n. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
n. a port city in southern Ireland
n. a structure or object that impedes free movement
bottle cork, cork
n. the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
manacle, handlock, cuff, handcuff
n. shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
n. a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.; "he raised the piano lid"
obstructer, impedimenta, impediment, obstructor, obstruction
n. any structure that makes progress difficult
n. (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"
n. anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
frigidity, frigidness
n. sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
n. a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting; "his forbearance to reply was alarming"
taciturnity, reticence, reserve
n. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
nonindulgence, asceticism, austerity
n. the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
abstention, abstinence
n. the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
continency, continence
n. the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
equanimity, calmness, calm, composure
n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

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Antonyms (5)

n. a dislike of anything that causes delay
n. the quality of lacking restraint
unconstraint, wantonness, abandon
n. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"


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