restrictiveness

Primary Meanings of restrictiveness

1.
n
a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
2.
n
a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
Full Definitions of restrictiveness
1

n a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits

Synonyms:
unpermissiveness
Antonyms:
permissiveness, tolerance
a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
Types:
sternness, strictness
uncompromising resolution
Puritanism
strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
hardness, harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness
excessive sternness
Type of:
disposition, temperament
your usual mood
2

n a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')

Type of:
limiting, modification, qualifying
the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

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