- Self restraint is the ability to control your own emotions and actions.
An example of self restraint is an alcoholic who prevents himself from giving into the temptation to drink.
self-restraint definition by Webster's New World
restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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- self-restrained adjective
self-restraint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.