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Definition of self-restraint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

self-restraint

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable]
 
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the ability to stop yourself doing or saying something that you want to because you know it is better not to She exercised all her self-restraint and kept quiet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-restraint