self-restraint

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self-re·​straint | \ ˌself-ri-ˈstrānt How to pronounce self-restraint (audio) \

Definition of self-restraint

: restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires : self-control A bitter answer leaped to his tongue, but he was learning self-restraint.— Somerset Maugham

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1656, in the meaning defined above

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self-restraint

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-restraint

: control over your own actions or feelings that keeps you from doing things you want to do but should not do

self-restraint

noun
self-re·​straint | \ ˌself-ri-ˈstrānt\

Kids Definition of self-restraint

: proper self-control over actions or emotions

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