restrictive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French restrictif.

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AdjectiveEdit

restrictive (comparative more restrictive, superlative most restrictive)

  1. Confining, limiting, containing within defined bounds.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 7:
      The pinnacle of the effort to fix restrictive meanings to a set of terminology can be found in two papers in American Speech by Feinsilver (1979, 1980).
  2. (Of clothing) limiting free and easy bodily movement.

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AdjectiveEdit

restrictive

  1. feminine singular of restrictif