Meaning of “restrictive” in the English Dictionary


"restrictive" in English

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(Definition of “restrictive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"restrictive" in Business English

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uk /rɪˈstrɪktɪv/ us

limiting the freedom of someone or preventing something from growing or developing:

restrictive laws/measures/policies Through introducing restrictive measures like anti-takeover legislation, corporate executives bolstered their own positions.
restrictive conditions/effects/rules He wants to transfer to a personal pension plan, which has less restrictive conditions than an occupational plan.
restrictive conditions/effects/rules He considers that French labour laws are far too restrictive.

(Definition of “restrictive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)