Protective vs Restrictive - What's the difference?

protective | restrictive |


As adjectives the difference between protective and restrictive

is that protective is serving, intended or wishing to protect while restrictive is confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.

As a noun protective

is (british) something that protects.

protective

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Serving, intended or wishing to protect.
  • Derived terms

    * protective custody

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) Something that protects.
  • A condom.
  • restrictive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.