What does restrictive mean?

Definitions for restrictiverɪˈstrɪk tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word restrictive.

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.]


  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

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. Faisal Durrani:

    This will have a direct impact on the mortgage market, which is already very restrictive.

  5. Jeh Johnson:

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

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