Synonyms for Restraint:

n.

range, unnaturalness, slackness, laxity, self-restraint, boundary, self-government, forbearance, silence, abstemiousness, self-control, reserve, secretiveness, confines, reticence, formality, caution, withholding, coolness. chains, dependence, subjection, prisoner, handcuffs, captivity, fetters, surrender, reliance, capture. circumscription, limited. cramp, limit, trammel. bit, snaffle. fetter, bond, chain, Gyve, free, hobble, manacle, iron, handcuff. taciturnity, uncommunicativeness. arrest (noun)
interruption, stay, delay, blockage.
attribute (noun)
control.
bar (noun)
snag, deterrent, encumbrance, hurdle, block, clog.
barrier (noun)
drawback, handicap.
brake (noun)
damper, discouragement.
bridle (noun)
leash.
calm (noun)
quiet, tranquility.
compulsion (noun)
coercion.
dissuasion (noun)
banishment, intimidation, prevention, derailment, dissuasion, aversion, discouragement, admonishment, inhibition, disheartenment, diversion, disinclination, deflection.
economy (noun)
economy, sparingness, stinginess, moderateness, thrift, parsimony, cheapness.
fastening (noun)
tether.
hindrance (noun)
catch, obstruction, constraint, jam, crimp, brake, handicap, drawback, hindrance, drag, deterrent, damper, mire, encumbrance, block, delay, complication, stop, opposition, entanglement, stoppage, bafflement, bottleneck, disadvantage, entrapment, restriction, resistance, clog, blockade, congestion, snag, bung, impedance, constipation, barrier, burden, dam, impediment, obstacle, hurdle, tangle, stay, choke, interruption, frustration, plug, blockage, impasse, snarl.
limit (noun)
restriction.
moderation (noun)
composition, ease, softness, pacification, gentleness, alleviation, tranquility, temperateness, quiet, calming.
prohibition (noun)
curtailment, injunction, bar, prohibition, ban, Disallowance, suppression, forbiddance, disapproval, preclusion, refusal, rejection.
restraint (noun)
check, repression, prohibition, chains, bar, confinement, control, bondage, detention, deprivation, restriction, limit, moderation, ban, hindrance, captivity, self-restraint, tether, economy, curb, stop, caution, order, obstacle, abstemiousness, secretiveness, constraint, cramp, reduction, compulsion, deterrence, silence, suppression, instruction, obstruction, chasteness, stoppage, coolness, coercion, simplicity, forbearance, withholding, abstinence, prevention, bridle, decrease, curtailment, stricture, abridgment, leash, self-denial, unnaturalness, fetters, reserve, collar, limitation, impediment, rein, inhibition, Detainment, self-government, constriction, confines, shackle, barrier.
silence (noun)
reticence.
simplicity (noun)
simplicity.
sobriety (noun)
denial, control, temperance, dryness, abstinence, teetotalism, moderation, abnegation, abstemiousness, soberness, sobriety.
temperance (noun)
conservation, frugality, austerity, self-denial, sober-mindedness, prudence, self-deprivation, asceticism.

Other synonyms:

rein, limitation, circumscription, discipline, reliance, prisoner, boundary, uncommunicativeness, confines, fetters, snaffle, duress, Gyve, handcuff, taciturnity, controlled. trammel. license, surrender, iron, hobble. liberty, range. capture, limit. free. calmness
reserve.
constraint
repression.
imprisonment
captivity.
patience
self-restraint.
poise
self-control.
pressure
compulsion.
self-control
self-government.

Usage examples for restraint

  1. When Margaret reached her room, she flung off her self- restraint – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. On the contrary, Rome put a restraint on everything which did not serve directly as an instrument of her power. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  3. " I don't think you're treating me quite fairly," I said, speaking under strong restraint – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling