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English noun: restrictiveness

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

Broader (hypernym)limiting, modification, qualifying

2. restrictiveness (attribute) a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits


Broader (hypernym)disposition, temperament

Narrower (hyponym)sternness, strictness

Antonymspermissiveness, tolerance

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