Self-restraint Self`-re*straint", n. Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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

  • 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

  • self-restraint — ► NOUN ▪ self control. DERIVATIVES self restrained adjective …   English terms dictionary

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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