self-restraint

[self-ri-streynt, self-]

noun

restraint imposed on one by oneself; self-control.

Nearby words

  1. self-replicate,
  2. self-replicating,
  3. self-reproach,
  4. self-respect,
  5. self-respecting,
  6. self-retaining catheter,
  7. self-revealing,
  8. self-revelation,
  9. self-righteous,
  10. self-righting

Origin of self-restraint

First recorded in 1765–75

Related formsself-re·strained, adjectiveself-re·strain·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for self-restraint

self-restraint

noun

restraint imposed by oneself on one's own feelings, desires, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-restraint

self-restraint

n.

1754, from self- + restraint.

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