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Meaning of constrained

con•strained

Pronunciation: (kun-strānd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. forced, compelled, or obliged: a constrained confession.
  2. stiff or unnatural; uneasy or embarrassed: a constrained manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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