self-restraint

[ self-ri-streynt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf rɪˈstreɪnt, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

restraint imposed on one by oneself; self-control.

Origin of self-restraint

First recorded in 1765–75
Related formsself-re·strained, adjectiveself-re·strain·ing, adjective
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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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