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Meaning of CONSTRAINED

Pronunciation:  kun'streynd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
 

CONSTRAINED is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: affected, forced, strained, unnatural
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*strained"\, a.
Marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed;
as, a constrained manner; a constrained tone.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aloof, arrested, backward, bashful, blank, bridled, chastened, chilled, chilly, cold, controlled, cool, curbed, detached, discreet, distant, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, guarded, hushed, icy, impassive, impersonal, in check, in control, in hand, in leading strings, in remission, inaccessible, incommunicable, inhibited, introverted, limited, modest, noncommittal, offish, Olympian, on leash, pent-up, quelled, quiet, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, retarded, reticent, retiring, shrinking, slowed down, softened, stable, standoff, standoffish, subdued, suppressed, tempered, unaffable, unapproachable, uncongenial, undemonstrative, under control, under discipline, under restraint, unexpansive, ungenial, withdrawn
 

 

 

 

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