self-restraint

  • 1 Self-restraint — Self re*straint , n. Restraint over one s self; self control; self command. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 self-restraint — self′ restraint′ n. restraint imposed on one by oneself; self control • Etymology: 1765–75 self′ restrained′, adj. self′ restrain′ing, adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 3 self-restraint — [self′ri strānt′] n. restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self control self restrained adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 self-restraint — self re straint n [U] the ability to stop yourself doing or saying something, even though you want to, because it is more sensible not to do or say it exercise/practise self restraint ▪ The UN appealed for both sides to exercise self restraint …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 self-restraint — ► NOUN ▪ self control. DERIVATIVES self restrained adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 self-restraint — index austerity, composure, continence, discipline (obedience), sufferance, temperance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wi …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 self-restraint — n. to display, exercise, practice, show self restraint * * * exercise practice show self restraint to display …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 self-restraint — noun (U) the ability not to do or say something you very much want to, because you know this is more sensible: exercise self restraint: Police officers must learn to exercise self restraint …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 self-restraint — noun Self control, control over ones emotions, passions and actions. His lack of self restraint lead to several ugly scenes of debauchery and violent outburst …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 self-restraint — N UNCOUNT If you show self restraint, you do not do something even though you would like to do it, because you think it would be better not to …

    English dictionary

  • 11 self-restraint — self restrained, adj. self restraining, adj. /self ri straynt , self /, n. restraint imposed on one by oneself; self control. [1765 75] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 self-restraint — self re straint noun uncount the ability to control your feelings and stop yourself from doing things that are not right or sensible …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 self restraint — self control …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 self-restraint — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstinence, aplomb, assurance, balance, calm, calmness, composure, confidence, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, denial, discipline, dispassion, equability, equanimity, equilibrium,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 self-restraint — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. patience, endurance, control; see restraint 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The keeping of one s thoughts and emotions to oneself: control, reserve, restraint, reticence, self control, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 self-restraint — n 1. self control, control, restraint, self discipline. See self denial(def. 2). 2. abstemiousness, abstinence, abstention, Puritanism, nonindulgence. See self denial(def. 3). 3. will power, strength of character, moral fiber. See self… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 self-restraint — /sɛlf rəˈstreɪnt/ (say self ruh straynt) noun restraint imposed on one by oneself; self control …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 self-restraint — n. Self command, self mastery, self control, self government …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 self-restraint — noun self control. Derivatives self restrained adjective …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 self-restraint — n. = SELF CONTROL. Derivatives: self restrained adj …

    Useful english dictionary


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