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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restrictingadjective

    restricting the scope or freedom of action

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

    unrestrictive, unconfined

  2. close, confiningadjective


    "close quarters"

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

    unconfined, unrestrictive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confining":

    containment, confinement, lockdown

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  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. Joey Hensley:

    It had to pass two general assemblies, and now it's gotta be on the ballot and people don't really understand what they're talking about, it's been in our constitution since 1870, and it wasn't talking about slavery like people think about slavery. It was the wording. They were talking about prisoners and we still, you know, confine prisoners. It's not slavery, but it is confining prisoners and that's what it was talking about.

  4. George Ratiu:

    Without a clear direction, markets are confining mortgage rates to move within a tighter range, as the sharp upward push has moderated.

  5. 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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