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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restrictingadjective

    restricting the scope or freedom of action

    limiting, narrowing, close, confining, restricting, constrictive, constricting


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "constraining":

    limiter, binding, limiting, restricting, restrictive

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  1. Ali Shihabi:

    The Gulf wants to feel that America stands with them, but the biggest question mark right now is whether The US can be relied upon, saudi Arabia wants as much involvement from The US as possible in constraining Iran, so that will be a discussion that will dominate the GCC-Biden meeting.

  2. Vittoria Colliza:

    This [ mandates ] was really a change of paradigm, if you think about vaccine hesitancy and how authorities tried to handle it, at the beginning it was really a lot of pressure on explanations, on communication, and the aim was really not to oblige people but to convince them. And at a certain point, given the very large circulation of the Delta variant in several EU countries, authorities move towards something that is a bit more constraining.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Our goal has to be militarily constraining ISIL's capabilities, cutting off their supply lines, cutting off their financing.

  4. Yasuhiro Yamada:

    The tightening job market continues to help lift wages and household income, but we're also hearing more firms say parts and labor shortages are constraining their businesses.

  5. Peter Cafiero:

    You can’t really add anything anywhere, there is something constraining us everywhere at all times of day, at this point, on every line.


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