Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.(noun)
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Use "self-restraint" in a sentence
"In view of the First Amendment, I can envision no practical or legal way of forbidding the media from publicizing such charges except self-restraint, which is hardly likely in this competitive, sensation- hungry media world."
"Not biology, said Thome, but the exclusion of slaves from the culture of self-restraint."
"Should directors practice some self-restraint now?"