Definition of Self-restraint

1. Noun. Exhibiting restraint imposed on the self. "An effective temperateness in debate"

Exact synonyms: Temperateness
Generic synonyms: Control, Restraint
Specialized synonyms: Stiff Upper Lip
Derivative terms: Temperate



Definition of Self-restraint

1. Noun. Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-restraint

self-regulatory
self-reliance
self-reliant
self-renunciation
self-repelling
self-replicating
self-report inventory
self-report personality inventory
self-reproach
self-reproof
self-rescuer
self-rescuers
self-respect
self-respectful
self-respecting
self-restraint (current term)
self-retaining catheter
self-right
self-righteous
self-righteously
self-righteousness
self-rising
self-rising flour
self-rule
self-sabotage
self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction

Literary usage of Self-restraint

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1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Robert Williams (1869)
"Moreover, if the man of self-restraint is to be held to be such, in that he has strong and bad desires which he successfully resists, it will follow that ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Robert Williams (1869)
"Moreover, if the man of self-restraint is to be held to be such, in that he has strong and bad desires which he successfully resists, it will follow that ..."

3. General Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Including the by Samuel Chester Parker (1919)
"The fact that self-control, self-restraint, or self-repression are important and valuable parts of a pupil's self-activity is emphasized by Thorndike in the ..."

4. General Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Including the by Samuel Chester Parker (1919)
"The fact that self-control, self-restraint, or self-repression are important and . valuable parts of a pupil's self-activity is emphasized by Thorndike in ..."

5. Our Country: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis by Josiah Strong (1891)
"The meaning of the name in English is "the great, bright god of self-restraint. " After engaging in worship, the head of the house opened the ..."

6. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"censure is passed on him whose want of foresight or want of self-restraint is productive of suffering, if only the effect is ..."

7. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"censure is passed on him whose want of foresight or want of self-restraint is productive of suffering, if only the effect is sufficiently remote. ..."

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