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Synonyms for constraint
kənˈstreɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

  2. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

  3. constraint(noun)

    the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others

    Synonyms:
    restraint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. constraint

    Bashfulness is a shrinking from notice without assignable reason. Coyness is a half encouragement, half avoidance of offered attention, and may be real or affected. Diffidence is self-distrust; modesty, a humble estimate of oneself in comparison with others, or with the demands of some undertaking. Modesty has also the specific meaning of a sensitive shrinking from anything indelicate. Shyness is a tendency to shrink from observation; timidity, a distinct fear of criticism, error, or failure. Reserve is the holding oneself aloof from others, or holding back one's feelings from expression, or one's affairs from communication to others. Reserve may be the retreat of shyness, or, on the other hand, the contemptuous withdrawal of pride and haughtiness. Compare ABASH; PRIDE; TACITURN.

    Synonyms:
    backwardness, bashfulness, coldness, coyness, diffidence, modesty, reserve, shyness, timidity, unobtrusiveness

    Antonyms:
    abandon, arrogance, assumption, assurance, boldness, conceit, confidence, egotism, forwardness, frankness, freedom, haughtiness, impudence, indiscretion, loquaciousness, loquacity, pertness, sauciness, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, sociability

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. constraint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, force, necessity, obligation, coercion

  2. constraint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    confinement, restraint, imprisonment, incarceration, inthralment, durance, duress, captivity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. constraint(n)

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, coercion, force, pressure, restraint, restriction

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How to say constraint in sign language?

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How to use constraint in a sentence?

  1. Robert Thummel:

    Investors are recognizing the Permian infrastructure constraint is real.

  2. Ursula K. Le Guin:

    To me the female principle is, or at least historically has been, basically anarchic. It values order without constraint, rule by custom not by force. It has been the male who enforces order, who constructs power structures, who makes, enforces, and breaks laws.

  3. Kate Wilson:

    The biggest one we've caught is the size of a dinner plate, that's the crazy thing about domestic aquatic pets, you have them in your aquarium and they are this cute little thing and then you release it into the wild and that constraint of size and food is gone and because of that some of these species can get really big.

  4. Igor Stravinsky:

    My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.

  5. Seth Jones:

    I don't think the sense of urgency and the hope for quick negotiations were really coming from Khalilzad or the negotiating team but were coming from the White House. It was the constraint the negotiators have been under. A quick turnaround on the negotiations will serve a political purpose because the election is coming up.


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