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rɪˈstrɪk tɪvre·stric·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrictiveadjective

    serving to restrict

    "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"

  2. restrictiveadjective

    (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports


  1. restrictiveadjective

    Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrictiveadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. restrictif.]

  2. Restrictiveadjective

    astringent or styptic in effect

    Etymology: [Cf. F. restrictif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of restrictive in a Sentence

  1. The Supreme Court:

    The Court expresses no view on the merits of the cases, in particular, the Court does not decide whether petitioners' religious exercise has been substantially burdened, whether the Government has a compelling interest, or whether the current regulations are the least restrictive means of serving that interest.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

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

  3. Morena Herrera:

    There are numerous similar cases [ to Cortez ] in which the authorities do not provide adequate medical attention and rather treat them [ the women ] as criminals, it is very serious and sad to see that nothing changes in one of the most restrictive countries in the world in matters of sexual and reproductive rights, while women die and fill prisons for no reason.

  4. Lori Lightfoot:

    You tell them that you have these really restrictive gun laws where people can’t get guns to defend themselves, criminals would rather go and buy guns out of state and then commit crimes where the gun laws are really restrictive because no one else can protect themselves -- and yet liberals still think they are making an argument for gun control.

  5. National Endowment for Democracy:

    The law on undesirable organizations is the latest in a series of highly restrictive laws that limit the freedom of Russian citizens, this law, as well as its predecessors, contravenes Russia's own constitution as well as numerous international laws and treaties. The true intent of these laws is to intimidate and isolate Russian citizens.

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