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limit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of limit

  1. 1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go there was no limit to the number of challenges they faced Synonyms of limit bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, confines, end, extent, limitation, line, termination Words Related to limit extremity, fag end, terminus; border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge; outside; bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall

  2. 2 the most extreme or advanced point those bratty kids have pushed my patience to the limit Synonyms of limit depth, extremity, heightWords Related to limit consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate


limit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of limit

  1. 1 to set bounds or an upper limit for limit the note to a few words Synonyms of limit cap, circumscribe, confine, hold down, restrict Words Related to limit bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; constrict, contract, lessen, narrow, pinch, squeeze, tighten; quell, repress, suppress; number; modify, qualify Near Antonyms of limit broaden, expand, widen; overextend, overreach Antonyms of limit exceed

  2. 2 to mark the limits of adjectives limit the meanings of nouns Synonyms of limit bound, circumscribe, define, delimit, demarcate, demark, mark (off), terminate Words Related to limit control, determine, govern; delineate, describe

Synonym Discussion of limit

limit, restrict, circumscribe, confine mean to set bounds for. limit implies setting a point or line (as in time, space, speed, or degree) beyond which something cannot or is not permitted to go.
    • visits are limited to 30 minutes
restrict suggests a narrowing or tightening or restraining within or as if within an encircling boundary.
    • laws intended to restrict the freedom of the press
circumscribe stresses a restriction on all sides and by clearly defined boundaries.
    • the work of the investigating committee was carefully circumscribed
confine suggests severe restraint and a resulting cramping, fettering, or hampering.
    • our choices were confined by finances

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