Synonyms of limiting


1. modification, qualifying, limiting, grammatical relation

usage: the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase


1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

2. limit, circumscribe, confine, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"


1. confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restricting, restrictive (vs. unrestrictive)

usage: restricting the scope or freedom of action

2. limiting, restrictive (vs. unrestrictive)

usage: strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase; "the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"

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Definition and meaning of limiting (Dictionary)