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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-restraint, temperatenessnoun

    exhibiting restraint imposed on the self

    "an effective temperateness in debate"


  1. self-restraintnoun

    Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions.

    His lack of self-restraint led to several ugly scenes of debauchery and violent outburst.

  2. Etymology: self + restraint

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-restraintnoun

    restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-restraint in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-restraint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of self-restraint in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Kingston:

    The media did, in recent years, play a much more positive role in ... making people in power squirm. In the Abe era, they have begun pulling back, there is a chilling atmosphere that encourages media organizations to exercise self-restraint.

  2. Smiles:

    For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Japan strongly demands North Korea to exercise self-restraint and will take all necessary measures, such as warning and surveillance activity, to be able to respond to any situations.

  4. Bonnie Glaser:

    The persistence of dredging, along with construction and militarization on China’s artificial islands, underscore Beijing’s unwillingness to exercise self-restraint and look for diplomatic paths to reduce tensions, on the eve of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, Beijing appears to be sending a message to President Barack Obama that China is determined to advance its interests in the South China Sea even if doing so results in heightened tensions with the United States.

  5. Jimmy Townsend:

    Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn't need if you had stayed single.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. refine
    • B. conform
    • C. deny
    • D. obligate

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