Definitions

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  • adj. that inhibits

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inhibitory.

Etymologies

inhibit +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'd do it in an instant if the cost of broadband in New Zealand wasn't so inhibitive.

    Would You Drop Cable Completely For Hulu?

  • Having run a 100K enterprise makes one vastly more qualified than the current crop of leaders in understanding the inhibitive effects of over regulation on small business.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » I Challenge Any of These Guys to Open A Business In Ventura County

  • It was horribly limiting and inhibitive to be a theist, expecially something as hypocritical as a Christian.

    Child Abuse Alert

  • And Philip Roth, in one of his best books, shows that the case for the “wholesale wrecking of the inhibitive past” ultimately cannot stand up to it.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • It is the most natural philosophy ever conceived, and confirms that we are indeed animals (as Darwin's science supports with overwhelming evidence) and need not construct a stupid, inhibitive morality based on millennia-old books written by doddering, superstitious fools.

    Defending Your Existence

  • There have already been a number of instances in which an overly inhibitive bureaucracy prevented an appropriate response to the disaster.

    A Reminder of What Jindal’s Made of - Warner_Todd_Huston’s blog - RedState

  • These days, local Linux and Open Source groups are talking now about a new kind of freedom: the freedom to create and develop their own software and technologies, without restrictive licences or inhibitive costs.

    Nicaragua: Open Source Software in Public Institutions

  • "If the new administration in Pretoria can unshackle itself from the ANC's inhibitive liberation ethos, Mbeki's departure from office could revitalize South Africa's standing in world affairs," write Greg Mills and Terence McNamee in an International Herald Tribune op-ed.

    Splintered Democracy

  • Kevin works primarily in the motorsports arena, and the first prototype was made from carbon fibre, but this would have been too cost inhibitive and could have had potential safety problems as carbon fibre is an electrical and thermal conductor, so instead he opted for vacuum formed polycarbonate as this is a safer and more durable alternative.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • So, two examples of disabilities which could be considered to be too inhibitive in their various fields could actually have contributed to development.

    The 6th Sense?

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