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Meaning & Definition of Restraint in English

English

Restraint

/rɪstrent/

noun

1. The act of controlling by restraining someone or something

  • "The unlawful restraint of trade"
    synonym:
  • restraint

2. Discipline in personal and social activities

  • "He was a model of polite restraint"
  • "She never lost control of herself"
    synonym:
  • restraint
  • ,
  • control

3. The state of being physically constrained

  • "Dogs should be kept under restraint"
    synonym:
  • constraint
  • ,
  • restraint

4. A rule or condition that limits freedom

  • "Legal restraints"
  • "Restraints imposed on imports"
    synonym:
  • restraint

5. Lack of ornamentation

  • "The room was simply decorated with great restraint"
    synonym:
  • chasteness
  • ,
  • restraint
  • ,
  • simplicity
  • ,
  • simpleness

6. A device that retards something's motion

  • "The car did not have proper restraints fitted"
    synonym:
  • restraint
  • ,
  • constraint