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Synonyms of straitjacket

Noun


1. straitjacket, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap

usage: anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"

2. straitjacket, straightjacket, garment

usage: a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person

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