- noun1. a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')2. a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits• Syn: ↑unpermissiveness
* * *nounsee restrictive I
* * *restricˈtiveness noun• • •Main Entry: ↑restrict
Useful english dictionary. 2012.