Synonyms of restraint in English:

restraint


See definition of restraint

noun

1‘he acts as a restraint on their impulsiveness’

SYNONYMS
constraint, check, control, restriction, limitation, curtailment
rein, bridle, brake, damper, deterrent, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, retardant, inhibition
informal clampdown, wet blanket
ANTONYMS

incitement

2‘the customary restraint of the British police’

SYNONYMS
self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, control, moderation, temperateness, abstemiousness, non-indulgence, prudence, judiciousness
ANTONYMS

abandon

3‘the dining room has been decorated with commendable restraint’

SYNONYMS
subtlety, mutedness, understatedness, taste, tastefulness, delicacy, delicateness, discretion, discrimination
ANTONYMS

excess, indulgence

4‘her restraint puts people off’

SYNONYMS
reserve, self-restraint, self-control, self-possession, lack of emotion, sobriety, coldness, formality, aloofness, detachment, reticence, uncommunicativeness
ANTONYMS

forwardness, outspokenness

5‘a warrant for the release of the person under restraint’

SYNONYMS
confinement, captivity, custody, detention, imprisonment, internment, incarceration, constraint, committal, quarantine, arrest
archaic duress
rare detainment

6‘children must wear an approved child restraint’

SYNONYMS
belt, harness, strap