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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits; A grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat').

Usage examples (35)
  • The three levels, in descending order of restrictiveness, are the following:
  • They range in their levels of restrictiveness, but none ban operating a cell phone altogether.
  • Precisely what I was discussing with regard to the restrictiveness of saris and high heels in post 11, Q Grrl.
  • Ed Felten , a computer science professor at Princeton University, called the proposal the "limit of restrictiveness." for more
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