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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrestrictivere‧stric‧tive /rɪˈstrɪktɪv/ ●○○ AWL adjective  LIMITsomething that is restrictive stops people doing what they want to do syn limiting Many members thought the rules were too restrictive. a restrictive policy on admission to the college
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restrictiveThe labor laws are too restrictive.On the other hand, -it still could be felt that the design of these machines was perhaps unnecessarily restrictive.No one knows whether river dolphins were once more abundant or whether their numbers have always been low because of their restrictive and specialised habitat.This is so even if your contract contains no specific restrictive covenants.Few were large enough to support the very specialised and restrictive craft gilds of the greater regional centres.Some restrictive diets can be dangerous to your health.Davies chose to concentrate on civil liberties, a natural field for revivalists who smarted under old, restrictive laws.Anti-inflationary policies lead to restrictive monetary policies that deliberately produced high unemployment.This is nothing to do with a Bar monopoly or restrictive practices.All this is only possible where multi-skilling and flexible skilling are the norm, rather than restrictive skill defensiveness.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrestrictivere‧stric‧tive /rɪˈstrɪktɪv/ adjective1greatly limiting or controlling what is allowed to happenThe rest of Europe kept interest rates high to match the Bundesbank’s restrictivemonetary policies.Environmentalists have drafted another proposal that is far more restrictive than last year’s initiative.2restrictive (trade/business) practiceCOMMERCE an unfair action by a company, country etc that limits trade, competition etcThe U.S. suspects that the country’s restrictive trade practices are partly to blame for the rising trade deficit.3restrictive practices British EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES unreasonable limits that one TRADE UNION puts on the kind of work the members of other trade unions are allowed to doThe restrictive practices of stubborn unions kept the new printing presses idle.
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