Definition of Constrained

1. Adjective. Lacking spontaneity; not natural. "A strained smile"

Exact synonyms: Forced, Strained
Similar to: Affected, Unnatural



Definition of Constrained

1. a. Marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed; as, a constrained manner; a constrained tone.

Definition of Constrained

1. Verb. (past of constrain) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constrained

1. constrain [v] - See also: constrain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constrained

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constitutive
constitutive(a)
constitutive ablation
constitutive ablations
constitutive enzyme
constitutive gene
constitutive heterochromatin
constitutive mutant
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constitutiveness
constness
constr.
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constrainable
constrained (current term)
constrainedly
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constraint
constraintive
constraints
constrict
constricted
constricteth

Literary usage of Constrained

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1. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"constrained motion. The motion of a body sometimes depends on other conditions ... In the case of constrained motion, let the applied force be resolved into ..."

2. Differential and Integral Calculus by Clyde Elton Love (1916)
"constrained motion. The motion of a body sometimes depends on other conditions ... In the case of constrained motion, let the applied force be resolved into ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"But to the non-existent we were constrained to assign ignorance, and to the existent, knowledge. Just so. And rightly. Then neither the existent ..."

4. Publications (1848)
"abhor (if not much more) to be constrained to the bed of a stranger. And what is abominable in corporal, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"R. Accordingly, I was constrained to fulfil the •vision, by going to the pulpit and lecturing the people on the Second Lesson for the day, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"[2] For these reasons we are constrained to hold that the court did not err in awarding a nonsuit. Judgment affirmed. JENKINS, PJ, and STEPHENS, J, concur. ..."

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