- restrictive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ imposing restrictions.DERIVATIVES restrictively adverb restrictiveness noun.
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Restrictiveness — Restrictive clause redirects here. For the legal concept, see restrictive covenant. In semantics, a modifier is said to be restrictive (or defining) if it restricts the reference of its head. For example, in the red car is fancier than the blue… … Wikipedia
Restrictiveness — Restrictive Re*strict ive, a. [Cf. F. restrictif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade. [1913 Webster] 2. Astringent or styptic in effect. [Obs.] Wiseman. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
restrictiveness — noun see restrictive … New Collegiate Dictionary
restrictiveness — See restrictively. * * * … Universalium
restrictiveness — noun The state of being restrictive … Wiktionary
restrictiveness — rÉª strÉªktÉªvnÉªs n. quality of tending to restrict, restricting quality … English contemporary dictionary
restrictiveness — re·stric·tive·ness … English syllables
restrictiveness — noun 1. a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific ( red hat has a more specific meaning than hat ) • Hypernyms: ↑modification, ↑qualifying, ↑limiting 2. a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine… … Useful english dictionary
Adjective — Examples That s an interesting idea. (attributive) That idea is interesting. (predicative) Tell me something interesting. (postpositive) The good, the bad, and the ugly. (substantive) In grammar, an adjective is a describing word; the main… … Wikipedia
unpermissiveness — noun a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits • Syn: ↑restrictiveness • Ant: ↑permissiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑restrictive (for: ↑restrictiv … Useful english dictionary