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adjective as in contrary

adjective as in provisional

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At the time of our podcast recording this week, San Diego was poised to head to the most restrictive purple tier, which would tighten rules for businesses.

Even states that have been quite restrictive in how they allow people to vote understand that the pandemic has changed the game.

Ultimately, because the law is permissive, it is in fact highly restrictive of corporations acting fairly for all their stakeholders because it hands authority to investors and financial markets for corporate control.

From Fortune

It could be one of the most restrictive internet laws in the world.

No one on earth has been spared from more restrictive international travel.

From Quartz

Missouri now has the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Will it be difficult to jump back into that restrictive form of writing?

He also supported restrictive measures on abortion as a state legislator in Massachusetts.

At least 180 restrictive bills have been introduced in 41 states and some are still pending.

In the meantime, Iranian women have to cope with highly restrictive rules and regulations.

Some of its provisions were unusually restrictive, and the penalty of treason was attached to the breach of any of them.

There is a certain restrictive bar that interposes when there is this intimacy of family connections.

These, goaded by restrictive union practices, notably the closed shop, appealed to the courts for relief.

No ameliorative, no palliative, no restrictive, no remedial measure will avail.

The restrictive policy won by no means universal assent in the mother country.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to restrictive, such as: antagonistic, confining, opposed, prohibitive, and prohibitory.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.