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Limited and limiting - thesaurus

Synonyms

limited

adjective

not allowed to go above a particular number, amount, or level

restricted

adjective

intended only for people who have been given special permission

restrictive

adjective

strictly limiting or controlling someone or something

limiting

adjective

preventing someone or something from developing or improving

prohibitive

adjective

limiting something, or preventing something from being done

exclusive

adjective

limited to a particular person, thing, or group and not shared with others

specific

adjective

limited to one particular thing

finite

adjective

formal existing only in limited numbers or amounts, or continuing only for a limited time or distance

within limits

as long as a situation stays within what is considered reasonable

under control

if something is under control, people are able to limit it or make it do what they want it to do

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a short/tight leash

mainly American under strict control

as/so long as

used before saying the conditions that will make something else happen or be true

closed

adjective

with a fixed or limited number of parts, members, or answers

conditional

adjective

something that is conditional will only happen if something else happens

contingent

adjective

formal able to happen only in a particular situation or if something else happens first

controlled

adjective

limited by a law

dependent

adjective

if one thing is dependent on another, it is affected by the other thing and changes if the other thing changes

enforced

adjective

happening because of a situation that you cannot control or prevent

exclusively

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is available to or limited to one specific person, thing, or group

henpecked

adjective

criticized and given orders all the time by a wife or female partner

ineligible

adjective

prevented by official rules from doing something

institutionalized

adjective

not able to live an independent life after a very long period inside an institution such as a prison

in the shadow of

feeling the negative influence of someone or something powerful or famous

limit

verb

if something is limited to a particular place or group, it happens only in that place or within that group

little

adjective

controlled and involving a small amount of movement, effort, or emotion

narrow

adjective

limited in range or variety

narrowly

adverb

in a limited way that does not include many aspects of something

on condition (that)

used for saying that one thing will happen only if another thing also happens

out of your hands

if something is out of your hands, someone else is now in charge of it

powerless

adjective

not able to control or prevent something

private

adjective

used only by a particular person or group, or available only to them

regimented

adjective

organized and controlled by strict rules

reserved

adjective

available to be used only by a particular person or group

restricted

adjective

only for the use of or only including particular people or purposes

restricted

adjective

controlled by laws or rules

restricted

adjective

limited in what it is possible to do

seasonal

adjective

available only during a particular time of year

small

adjective

limited

someone can only do something

used for showing that only one action is possible in a particular situation, even if it is really not the best or most suitable one

subject to something

formal depending on whether something happens

tight

adjective

controlled very carefully and strictly

under someone’s thumb

completely controlled by someone else

weak

adjective

lacking power or influence

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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