serving to restrict
"teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"
(of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.
serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade
astringent or styptic in effect
Origin: [Cf. F. restrictif.]
The numerical value of restrictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of restrictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They must face consequences for their actions. The EU ... remains ready to consider further actions, including restrictive measures, should circumstances so require.
We wanted to see which restrictive gun laws really work, as opposed to saying 'restrictive laws work,' and figure out if we are pushing for a law which might not work.
Restrictive behavior becomes a mental game— forcing yourself to eat a certain way, labeling foods as good or bad, and feeling guilty if you fall off the ‘plan,’.
Most people on these meal plans have a hard time staying on them for a lifetime because it’s hard to stay on something that’s as restrictive as this, restrictive behavior becomes a mental game— forcing yourself to eat a certain way, labeling foods as good or bad, and feeling guilty if you fall off the ‘plan,’.
More women living in countries with the most restrictive abortion laws have an unmet need for contraception - that is, they want to avoid getting pregnant but are not using a method of family planning - than women in countries with more liberal laws, and this adds to the incidence of abortion in countries with restrictive laws.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- restrictiuCatalan, Valencian
- omezující, restriktivníCzech
- einschränkend, restriktivGerman
- ограничителен, рестриктивенMacedonian
- рестриктиван, restriktivanSerbo-Croatian
- hạn chếVietnamese
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