Definitions for restrictiverɪˈstrɪk tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrictive(adj)

    serving to restrict

    "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"

  2. restrictive(adj)

    (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports


  1. restrictive(Adjective)

    Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrictive(adj)

    serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade

  2. Restrictive(adj)

    astringent or styptic in effect

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. restrictif.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elijah Cummings:

    A postal worker -- hello -- was able to fly through restrictive airspace.

  2. Steve Luparello:

    There is a certainly a way you can read the statute that is very restrictive.

  3. Erik Altieri:

    We hope the Senate will support it as is and not amend it to be further restrictive.

  4. Jeh Johnson:

    We had policies in place regarding consulting social media, which in my judgment, particularly in this current environment, were too restrictive.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    They must face consequences for their actions. The EU ... remains ready to consider further actions, including restrictive measures, should circumstances so require.

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