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Synonyms for confiningcon·fin·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restrictingadjective

    restricting the scope or freedom of action

    Synonyms:
    limiting, narrowing, close, restricting, constrictive, constraining, constricting

    Antonyms:
    unrestrictive, unconfined

  2. close, confiningadjective

    crowded

    "close quarters"

    Synonyms:
    skinny, tightlipped, cheeseparing, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, nigh, limiting, close-fitting, close, tight, restricting, closemouthed, near, constraining, constrictive, unaired, secretive, closelipped

    Antonyms:
    unconfined, unrestrictive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confining":

    containment, confinement, lockdown

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How to use confining in a sentence?

  1. Deepak Chopra:

    Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.

  2. Jack Donson:

    It's pretty confining, pretty boring, not dangerous, but still no picnic, especially if you're a man of wealth: one minute you're on your yacht or in a helicopter; next minute you're sitting at a table playing cards with the boys.

  3. Primo Levi:

    After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.

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