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Adjective
Unnatural, awkward or contrived in nature or behavior
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“Certainly, he is more believable when he's doing anger and hardness than when he deploys his constrained smile.”
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Characterized by the repression of thoughts, desires or actions
“He kissed her, a long kiss that framed his constrained desires, his dreams.”
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Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
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Having distinct limits or boundaries
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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
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Under pressure or having difficulty doing or getting something
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Having been imposed or established by authority
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Trapped and forced into a position where escape or evasion is limited or impossible
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Intimidated or overwhelmed by an overbearing significant other
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Liable to be brought to account or held responsible
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Restricted or stymied from progressing or producing results
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Using, exercising or showing caution
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Given to or marked by restraint or moderation
Verb
To have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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“If she silently rebelled against a command, nothing could constrain her into obedience.”
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Past tense for to limit, restrict, or inhibit the degree or level of
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“No longer able to constrain her anger, Pari peeled the cloth off her forehead and threw it aside exploding in fury.”
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Past tense for to impede or hamper the movement or progress of
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“The specific technical shortages in their pool of personnel will constrain their progress.”
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Past tense for to physically restrict the movement of, such as by entrammeling
“Those who, like Menelaus or Aristaeus, wish to consult him must first capture him and constrain him in chains, a thing notoriously difficult to do.”
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Past tense for to shut in or place a boundary around
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Constrain them within a suitable cage until we are ready to unleash them.”
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Past tense for to forcefully persuade someone into doing something
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“There was no show of eagerness to dispense with his services as gamekeeper, or to constrain him into retirement from duty.”
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Past tense for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Past tense for to bully or threaten, especially by causing others to feel frightened
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Past tense for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Past tense for to keep within certain limits
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Past tense for to imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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Past tense for to have a significant influence on
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Past tense for to cause physical pain to
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Past tense for to command the doing of by one's authority
Determiner
Emphasizing insignificance
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