- 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.
restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
- Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions.
- His lack of self-restraint led to several ugly scenes of debauchery and violent outburst.