Cite
 

Synonyms of constrained

Verb


1. restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: hold back

2. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

Adjective


1. constrained, forced, strained, affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural

usage: lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: constrained (Dictionary)