1. feeling great rapture or delight

    Synonyms : ecstatic, enraptured, rapt, rhapsodic


  1. the state of being physically constrained

    Synonyms : constraint
    Type Of : confinement
    Examples :
    • dogs should be kept under restraint
  2. lack of ornamentation

    Synonyms : chasteness, simpleness, simplicity
    Type Of : plainness
    Examples :
    • the room was simply decorated with great restraint
  3. discipline in personal and social activities

    Synonyms : control
    Antonyms : unrestraint
    Type Of : discipline
    Examples :
    • he was a model of polite restraint
  4. a device that retards something's motion

    Synonyms : constraint
    Type Of : device
    Examples :
    • the car did not have proper restraints fitted
  5. a rule or condition that limits freedom

    Type Of : restriction, limitation
    Examples :
    • legal restraints
    • restraints imposed on imports
  6. the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    Type Of : control
    Examples :
    • the unlawful restraint of trade


  1. a pitcher who does not start the game

    Synonyms : fireman, relief pitcher
    Type Of : twirler, hurler, pitcher
  2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

    Synonyms : allayer, comforter
    Type Of : soul, individual, someone, somebody, person, mortal
    Examples :
    • a reliever of anxiety
  3. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

    Synonyms : backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute
    Type Of : compeer, equal, match, peer


  1. deserving regret

    Synonyms : too bad
    Examples :
    • regrettable remarks
    • it's regrettable that she didn't go to college


  1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

    Synonyms : amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress
    Type Of : compensation
  2. getting something back again

    Synonyms : regaining, restoration, return
    Type Of : acquisition
    Examples :
    • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing
  3. the act of restoring something to its original state

    Type Of : mend, fixture, fixing, mending, reparation, fix, repair


  1. having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

    Antonyms : unreverberant
    Examples :
    • a reverberant room
    • the reverberant booms of cannon


  1. hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

    Synonyms : reciprocal cross
    Type Of : cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding
  2. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

    Synonyms : mutual
    Antonyms : nonreciprocal
    Examples :
    • reciprocal aid
    • reciprocal trade
    • reciprocal privileges at other clubs
  3. (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

    Synonyms : multiplicative inverse
    Type Of : inverse, opposite
  4. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function

    Examples :
    • the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a
  5. something (a term or expression or concept) that has an inverse relation to something else

    Type Of : reciprocality, reciprocity
    Examples :
    • risk is the reciprocal of safety


  1. showing signs of wear and tear

    Synonyms : moth-eaten, shabby, tatty
    Examples :
    • a ratty old overcoat
  2. dirty and infested with rats

  3. of or characteristic of rats


  1. cast again

    Synonyms : remold, remould
    Type Of : mold, mould, cast
    Examples :
    • The bell cracked and had to be recast
  2. cast or model anew

    Synonyms : reforge, remodel
    Type Of : make over, redo, refashion, remake
    Examples :
    • She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state
  3. cast again, in a different role

    Type Of : cast
    Examples :
    • He was recast as Iago


  1. the office of a regent

    Type Of : spot, billet, post, situation, berth, office, place, position
  2. the period of time during which a regent governs

    Type Of : rule
  3. the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity