Restriction and Restraint


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Restriction noun – Something that limits one's freedom of action or choice.
Usage example: the logging company decided to relocate to another state where there would be fewer restrictions on its operations

Restraint is a synonym for restriction in limit topic. In some cases you can use "Restraint" instead a noun "Restriction", when it comes to topics like control, confines, discipline, limited. popular alternative
Nearby Words: restrict, restraint, restricted, restrictive, restricting
Synonyms for Restriction


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Restraint noun – Something that limits one's freedom of action or choice.
Usage example: civil libertarians contend that the new laws place too many restraints on our constitutionally guaranteed rights

Restriction is a synonym for restraint in constraint topic. You can use "Restriction" instead a noun "Restraint", if it concerns topics such as limit, confines, limitation, discipline. popular alternative
Nearby Words: restrain, restrict, restrained, restriction
Synonyms for Restraint

How words are described

good good restriction good restraint
physical physical restriction physical restraint
similar similar restriction similar restraint
usual usual restriction usual restraint
Other adjectives: heavy, little, social, significant, last, cultural, self-imposed.
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