Synonyms for Restraining:


commanding (adjective)
controlling (adjective)
restrictive, governing, constraining, coercive, Prohibiting, forbidding.
hindering (adjective)
Crimping, Fouling, constraining, Encumbering, Obstructing, baffling, Handicapping, thwarting, choking, Tangling, Snarling, blocking, congesting, Snagging, burdensome, impeding, crippling, Entrapping, restricting, frustrating, Delaying, Cramping, Resisting, Damming, hindering, Deterring, constipating, Detaining, Clogging, bottleneck, inhibiting, Complicating, Entangling.
limiting (adjective)
extreme, utmost, bounding, constraining, confining, maximum, limiting, restricting, edge, Terminating, zenith.
prohibitive (adjective)
retaining (adjective)


commanding (verb)
controlling (verb)
restrictive, coercive, governing.
dissuading (verb)
depressing, chilling, barring, discouraging, banning, daunting, dampening, diverting, Disinclining, intimidating, Deterring, inhibiting, Checking, admonishing, Derailing, Dissuading, disheartening, Preventing, Deflecting, averting.
hindering (verb)
Hampering, stopping, opposing, Hamstringing, jamming, Burdening, Bunging, Interrupting, bottlenecking, Paralyzing, countering, Miring, Plugging, catching, Staying, braking, Impairing, fettering, curbing, dragging.
limiting (verb)
Rimming, edging, bordering, limiting, Terminating, ending, bounding.
moderating (verb)
tranquilizing, Quieting, softening, Subduing, cooling, pacifying, composing, calming, soothing, abating, Alleviating, easing, relaxing, moderating.
prohibiting (verb)
Curtailing, Prohibiting, Refusing, Suppressing, forbidding, Oppressing, disqualifying, disapproving, Rejecting, controlling, Precluding, Denying, Outlawing, Disallowing.
restraining (verb)
Tethering, Bridling, binding, Shackling, constricting, Leashing, Collaring, confining.

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Other relevant words:
governing, restrictive.

Usage examples for Restraining

  1. I said, restraining myself with difficulty. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. " As you please," returned the other, restraining himself. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. The Home Secretary raised a restraining hand. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne