What is another word for kept back?

Pronunciation: [kˈɛpt bˈak] (IPA)

Kept back is a phrase used to describe the act of holding something or someone behind or preventing them from moving forward. There are several synonyms for this phrase that can be used depending on the context. Some of the synonyms for kept back include detained, restrained, held, retained, suppressed, confined and held up. Detained refers to holding someone or something in custody, restrained implies holding back by force or fear, and held suggests kept in possession. Retained means to keep something or someone in the same condition, restrained from moving. Suppressed and confined indicate something being held back or limited, and held up usually refers to delaying or postponing something.

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What are the hypernyms for Kept back?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for kept back?

Kept back refers to something that is withheld or held in reserve. Its antonyms would be words that mean to release or give out. Words like 'reveal', 'expose', 'unleash', 'exhibit', 'uncover', 'showcase', 'display' or 'unveil' can be used as antonyms for kept back. For example, instead of keeping back the information, you could reveal it or display it publicly. Similarly, instead of keeping your emotions kept back, you could showcase them, giving everyone a chance to understand and empathize with you. The use of appropriate antonyms helps in enhancing communication and ensures that the intended meaning is conveyed effectively.

Famous quotes with Kept back

  • What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
    Clive Staples Lewis

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