Adjective "unrestrictive" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/(ˌ)ʌnrɪˈstrɪktɪv/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Not restrictive.

    Definitions

    1. tending or serving to restrict.

    2. of the nature of a restriction.

    3. expressing or implying restriction or limitation of application, as terms, expressions, etc.

    4. Grammar. limiting the meaning of a modified element: a restrictive adjective. Compare descriptive (def 2b).

    More examples(as adjective)

    "jackets can be unrestrictive."

    Origin

    (restrictive)Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From un- + restrictive.