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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of constrain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Produced by constraint, especially in opposition to nature; manifesting constraint, especially internal constraint or repression of emotion: as, a constrained voice; a constrained manner.

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

  • adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural


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