limiting

limiting
lim|it|ing [ˈlımıtıŋ] adj
1.) preventing any improvement or increase in something
A limiting factor in health care is the way resources are distributed.
2.) informal preventing someone from developing and doing what they are interested in
The job's OK, but it's sort of limiting.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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