constrained

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constrained

  1. simple past tense and past participle of constrain

Adjective[edit]

constrained (comparative more constrained, superlative most constrained)

  1. Kept within close bounds; confined.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 54:
      The epistle is opened and read—with a little wonder, most probably not a little vexation, at its constrained style.
  2. Forced; compelled.

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