- DictionarySelf-re·straint/ˈˌsɛlf rəˈstreɪnt/
- 1. restraint imposed by oneself on one's own actions; self-control.
self-restraint noun [ U ] us / ˈself·rɪˈstreɪnt / control over your emotions and actions; self-control: You need to exercise a little self-restraint. (Definition of self-restraint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press) Examples of self-restraint self-restraint
: restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires self-controlled ˌself-kən-ˈtrōld adjective Synonyms continence restraint self-command self-containment self-discipline self-government self-mastery self-possession self-restraint will willpower See all Synonyms & Antonyms in Thesaurus Example Sentences
Self-restraint definition, restraint imposed on one by oneself; self-control. See more.
Self-control, an aspect of inhibitory control, is the ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses.   As an executive function, it is a cognitive process that is necessary for regulating one's behavior in order to achieve specific goals.  
self-re·straint (sĕlf′rĭ-strānt′) n. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. self-restraint n
re· straint ri-ˈstrānt 1 : the act of restraining : the state of being restrained held in restraint 2 : a restraining force or influence 3 : control over one's behavior act with restraint Medical Definition restraint noun re· straint ri-ˈstrānt : a device that restricts movement restraints such as straitjackets for violent patients Legal Definition
Wiktionary Rate this definition: 0.0 / 0 votes self-restraint noun Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions. His lack of self-restraint led to... Etymology: self + restraint