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Synonyms for constraint
kənˈstreɪntcon·straint

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. constraint, restraintnoun

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

  2. restraint, constraintnoun

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, control, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

  3. constraintnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    restraint

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. constraintnoun

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, force, necessity, obligation, coercion

  2. constraintnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. constraintnoun

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

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How to use constraint in a sentence?

  1. Klaus Buerg:

    Those clients have overcome those compliance and security constraints and are now in catch-up mode, because of that kind of constraint, habit and behavior in the past, they are now working more like a fast follower than a front runner.

  2. Marc Postman:

    While the cosmic microwave background tells us about the first 450,000 years after the big bang, the cosmic optical background tells us something about the sum total of all the stars that have ever formed since then, it puts a constraint on the total number of galaxies that have been created, and where they might be in time.

  3. Tom Roseen:

    Despite plus-side equity returns, both fund investors and ETF investors were net redeemers of equity assets, redeeming a net $8.4 billion for the week, shrugging off progress in the U.S.-China trade talks, a nice start to the Q2 earnings season, and general agreement on the U.S. budget and ceiling, investors showed constraint after learning that Iran had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, increasing geopolitical concerns.

  4. Jonathan Portes:

    We have no problem borrowing the amount of money [needed], there's no affordability constraint. Being able to afford a second lockdown is simply not one of the top five economic problems facing the UK right now.

  5. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey:

    It's staying. It's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.

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