Translation of restraint in Spanish:

restraint

compostura, n.

Pronunciation /rɪˈstreɪnt//rəˈstreɪnt/

noun

  • 1

    (self-control)
    compostura feminine
    circunspección feminine
    you have to exercise/show restraint hay que guardar la compostura / contenerse/mostrarse comedido
    • he exercised admirable restraint se contuvo de manera admirable
    • to speak without restraint hablar libremente
    • to cry without restraint llorar dando rienda suelta a las emociones
    • Democratic, interest-group politics offered the right combination of freedom and restraint for beings so demonstrably divided against themselves.
    • The point was to emphasise, for better or worse, that you live well, you survive, when you learn restraint, self-discipline and separation.
    • I always said manageable if we continued to pursue policies to promote economic growth and exercised responsible fiscal restraint.
    • It took time before James realized that, while he was much richer than he had been in Scotland, he still needed to exercise restraint.
    • He was still very young, especially by Drow standards, but his smile had given way to an expression of restraint, and his little arms and legs had grown long and thick.
    • She admired Em's self-control and emotional restraint, yes, but Mona didn't want to be like Em.
    • Because defense counsel had not been permitted to address the jury in trials, it had been understood that counsel for the prosecution would exercise restraint in their speeches.
    • We urged restraint and respect, putting relief for the families above all else.
    • Finally decorum and restraint are swept aside, and the voice explodes, white with anger.
    • The hospitality industry has been urged to exercise restraint in effecting price increases to avoid discouraging tourists from coming to the country in preference to more affordable destinations.
    • With so many different guest artists, it becomes increasingly difficult for Tricky to exercise restraint on their contributions.
    • As general and president, he employed the power available to him but with moderation and restraint.
    • For four decades he has quietly been a voice of reason and restraint in a critical world prone to overstatement.
    • Stone insisted that the judiciary should exercise restraint and recognize the need for the legislative and executive branches to respond to the Great Depression.
    • I urge restraint on honourable members so they respect the contribution of another member.
    • Intensity is what she is after and you don't normally get that by pulling your punches, though of course understatement and restraint can sometimes be equally effective.
    • Despite calls for investors to exercise patriotic restraint, the market opened with an avalanche of sell orders, driving the Dow to its largest point loss in history.
    • You need to exercise care and restraint when you slip the CPU into the socket.
    • They suggested that a failure to act would mean that the government would be able to extend the copyright term on future occasions, without judicial restraint.
    • They're really bombarding the kids, and they're not perhaps willing to exercise any kind of restraint toward marketing on campuses?
    • Their call on commercial banks to exercise restraint when extending credit may just be the first warning that they are preparing themselves for a marked decrease in demand from consumers in the States.
  • 2

    (restriction)
    limitación feminine
    restricción feminine
    a policy of wage restraint una política de moderación en las reivindicaciones salariales
    • restraint of trade (on company) limitación al libre comercio
    • Financial restraints have denied him the chance to remove his lower legs and replace them with artificial limbs that would enable him to run and jump again.
    • He was legal head of the executive, but nearly all his functions were subject to external restraints and under constant supervision by a council elected at the Diet.
    • Bracton imagined a divinely appointed ruler deputed as ‘vicar of God’, who was subject to no earthly restraints beyond his own wisdom.
    • The composer chafed under programmatic restraints and felt more comfortable with formal design, a sign of the symphonist to come.
    • Livestock farmers claim that calling a vet to livestock only happens in extreme emergencies anyway, because of the financial restraints on farming.
    • I think it would be unrealistic if I quickly tried to make them friends within the time restraints of this story.
    • Making a film is like choosing a set of restraints, and then trying to express yourself within those restraints.
    • Strong extended family ties tend to exercise a restraint on deviant behavior, and family meetings are often called to settle problems before they become public.
    • The wildness in these collaborations is about stretching the parameters of possibility within printmaking restraints.
    • We accept these restraints on our liberty, because they're needed in order to get adequate security.
    • We need to understand your aims and expectations as well as any budget restraints you might have.
    • Budgetary restraints dictated simple external works with good connections between the precinct, the river, and the two public parks.
    • To the film's credit, it certainly makes the best of a small medium, doing the best it can within the limited time restraints.
    • Even voluntary export restraints, illegal under the new rules, began to resurface.
    • Society's methodical and systemic ideals stand challenged wherever individual freedom is put under any restraint.
    • Erik's mannerisms were very much like one who was raised under both the disciplines of a soldier, but also the restraints of a gentleman.
    • Apart from budget restraints, McKean and Gaiman were otherwise free to be extremely inventive.
    • Safety, when construed as the prevention of evil, is achieved by imposing prior restraints on people's conduct.
    • Existing programs must be consolidated, downsized, or eliminated to meet current or reduced budget restraints.
    • Physical restraints of stage production limit the narrative range that would be available within a purely verbal medium such as the epic.
  • 3

    (confinement)
    encierro masculine
    he has to be kept under restraint lo tienen que tener encerrado
    • Their official role in the courts encompassed analogous responsibilities, restraint of criminals and conservation of justice.
    • Throughout all of her songs, the same common feeling came through; loss of freedom, restraint, dominance, sorrow.
    • The meeting noted that the Claimant frequently requires physical restraint and at times intra muscular medication.
    • And all this just involves the direct restraint on liberty.
  • 4head restraint

    Motor Vehicles
    reposacabezas masculine
    apoyacabezas masculine
    • The paramedics now have him turned over and he is in a neck restraint.
    • Never place a rear facing child restraint in front of a passenger side air bag.
    • Her hands and legs were buckled down in restraints and her head as well, restricting her movements.
    • Unable to move beyond the fixed boundaries imposed on her by the chain restraints, exercise was difficult.
    • There were fewer staff, poorer conditions, and a greater resort to restraints such as strait-jackets to control unruly patients.
    • She manages to make a perfectly normal question sound like it's accompanied by a dagger and broken restraints.
    • With a sudden burst of energy and a well timed tug on her chains, Percephony was able to break her restraints.
    • She tugged desperately at her restraints as memory came flooding back, but the chains seemed to be unbreakable.
    • Tynra tugged at the restraints nailed to the dungeon wall.
    • One of them flashed a signal to the nanoprocessor that controlled the bed and the restraints clicked off.
    • What is the policy on using physical restraints or medications to control behavior?
    • The NSC has produced a new booklet on Child Safety in Cars, designed to advise parents on selecting and fitting suitable restraints.
    • One of the white figures took off her arm restraints as another undid the leg restraints.
    • A novel cover for a safety restraint device is disclosed.
    • He removed the lock pick and began to pick at the locks holding his restraints down.
    • This car has some of the best seats available at any price and Saab's active safety head restraints have become an industry standard.
    • I long to move - my whole body trembles with excitement - but the restraints on my legs and wrists keep me firmly in place.
    • She fastened a few restraints to keep me from moving and told me to stay calm.
    • All five seats now have three-point seat belts and are fitted with head restraints.
    • He says Earnhardt died because he was not wearing a head and neck restraint.