Synonyms and Antonyms of restraint
the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others
- It will take a great deal of restraint to keep from spilling the real story.
constraint, continence, discipline, discretion, inhibition, refrainment, repression, reserve, self-command, self-control, self-restraint, suppression
command, control, mastery, possession
self-censorship, self-containment, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, will, willpower
composure, self-poise, self-possession
aloofness, detachedness, distance
bashfulness, modesty, shyness
reticence, silence, taciturnity
something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
- Civil libertarians contend that the new laws place too many restraints on our constitutionally guaranteed rights.
the power to control one's actions, impulses, or emotions
- He shows very little restraint or tact when expressing his opinions about others.
continence, self-command, self-containment, self-control, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, will, willpower
moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness
command, control, discipline, mastery
abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance
abstinence, soberness, sobriety
aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-confidence
gratification, indulgence, self-indulgence
excessiveness, immoderacy, intemperance, intemperateness, overindulgence
demerit, failing, fault, feebleness, foible, frailty, shortcoming, vice, weakness
indiscipline, unconstraint, unreserve, unreservedness, unrestraint