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self-restraint

[self-ri-streynt, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈstreɪnt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
restraint imposed on one by oneself; self-control.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
Related forms
self-restrained, adjective
self-restraining, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-restrained

self-restraint

noun
1.
restraint imposed by oneself on one's own feelings, desires, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-restrained

self-restraint

n.

1754, from self- + restraint.

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