Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb restrain

5 senses of restrain

Sense 1
restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")
       => inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)

Sense 2
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 3
restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")
       => disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")

Sense 4
restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain -- (hold back)
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Sense 5
intimidate, restrain -- (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Antonyms of adj restrained

5 senses of restrained

Sense 1
restrained, reticent, unemotional -- (cool and formal in manner)

INDIRECT (VIA undemonstrative) -> demonstrative -- (given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family")

Sense 2
restrained (vs. unrestrained) -- (under restraint)

unrestrained (vs. restrained) -- (not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter")
        => excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening -- (unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed")
        => freewheeling -- (free of restraints or rules; "freewheeling foolishness"; "the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style")
        => highflying (prenominal) -- (extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions; "they did not understand what had happend at the once highflying company")
        => unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned -- (not restrained or controlled; "unbridled rage"; "an unchecked temper"; "ungoverned rage")
        => unbuttoned, unlaced -- (not under constraint in action or expression; "this unbuttoned and disrespectful age"- Curtis Bok; "unlaced behavior in the neighborhood pub")
        => unhampered, unhindered -- (not slowed or blocked or interfered with; "an outlet for healthy and unhampered action"; "a priest unhampered by scruple"; "the new stock market was unhampered by tradition")

Sense 3
moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")

INDIRECT (VIA temperate) -> intemperate -- (excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage")

Sense 4
quiet, restrained -- (not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste")

INDIRECT (VIA unostentatious) -> ostentatious, pretentious -- (intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat")

Sense 5
guarded, restrained -- (prudent; "guarded optimism")

INDIRECT (VIA cautious) -> incautious -- (lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk")

Similarity of adj restrained

5 senses of restrained

Sense 1
restrained, reticent, unemotional -- (cool and formal in manner)
       => undemonstrative (vs. demonstrative) -- (not given to open expression of emotion)

Sense 2
restrained (vs. unrestrained) -- (under restraint)
       => close -- (strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody")
       => low-key, low-keyed, subdued -- (restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence")
       => unexpansive -- (not given to high spirits or effusiveness; "an unexpansive man")
          Also See-> controlled#1; inhibited#1; reserved#2

Sense 3
moderate, restrained -- (marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; "moderate in his demands"; "restrained in his response")
       => temperate (vs. intemperate) -- (not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking")

Sense 4
quiet, restrained -- (not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste")
       => unostentatious (vs. ostentatious), unpretentious, unpretending -- (not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance")

Sense 5
guarded, restrained -- (prudent; "guarded optimism")
       => cautious (vs. incautious) -- (showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver")

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