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Noun
The restraint or repression of an idea, activity, or reaction by something more powerful
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“Stone insisted that the judiciary should exercise restraint and recognize the need for the legislative and executive branches to respond to the Great Depression.”
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Deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement
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“And all this just involves the direct restraint on liberty.”
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A device which limits or prevents freedom of movement
“Never place a rear facing child restraint in front of a passenger side air bag.”
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Understatement, especially of artistic expression
“This tonal restraint also contributes to the antique look of the works, whose distressed and pocked surfaces appear to have weathered over time.”
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Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour
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“Her restraint puts people off.”
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Deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement
“A warrant for the release of the person under restraint.”
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The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious
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Careful management of available resources
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The presentation of something as being smaller or less good or important than it really is
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The quality or condition of being plain or uncomplicated in form or design
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Fixed price
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The state of being a serf
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A guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding
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The state or characteristic of being a virgin
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An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
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The state of being cautious
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Great embarrassment and shame
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The quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
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Behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety
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A very tight hold
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The act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
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A thing that is imposed, in particular an unfair or unwelcome demand or burden
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A strip of leather or other material worn, typically round the waist, to support or hold in clothes or to carry weapons
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To make less extreme or uncompromising
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