Definitions for constrainedkənˈstreɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•strainedkənˈstreɪnd(adj.)

  1. compelled.

  2. stiff; uneasy:

    a constrained manner.

Origin of constrained:

1565–75

con•strain′ed•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. constrained, forced, strained(adj)

    lacking spontaneity; not natural

    "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constrained

    of Constrain

  2. Constrained(adj)

    marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed; as, a constrained manner; a constrained tone

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