Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: restraint
Function: noun
Text: 1 the checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others <it will take a great deal of restraint to keep from telling her how ugly that dress is> -- see CONSTRAINT 1
2 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <will have to place restraints on who can and can't go to the basketball game Thursday> -- see RESTRICTION 1
3 the power to control one's actions, impulses, or emotions <very young children don't seem to have any restraint and will say anything that pops into their heads> -- see WILL 1