the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others <in civilized society people do not just say or do whatever they feel like—they exercise some constraint> Synonyms continence
Related Words command
something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <put legal constraints on the board's activities>
the use of power to impose one's will on another <parental constraint can take several different forms, including a denial of the approval that children usually seek from their parents> Related Words browbeating
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