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Synonyms and Antonyms of restriction

  1. 1 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <the logging company decided to relocate to another state where there would be fewer restrictions on its operations> Synonyms check, circumscription, condition, constraint, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, stricture Related Words exception, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation, strings; ban, prohibition, proscription Near Antonyms freedom, latitude

  2. 2 the act or practice of keeping something (as an activity) within certain boundaries <the restriction of surfing to the southern end of the beach rankled some surfers> Synonyms circumscription, confinement, limitation, rein, stint Related Words constraint, restraint; containment, isolation, segregation

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