What is another word for constraint?

Synonyms for constraint

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term constraint.

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.

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

    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"

    restraint, control, simplicity, chasteness, simpleness

  2. restraint, constraintnoun

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

    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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. constraintnoun

    compulsion, force, necessity, obligation, coercion

  2. constraintnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. constraintnoun

    compulsion, coercion, force, pressure, restraint, restriction

How to pronounce constraint?

How to say constraint in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use constraint in a sentence?

  1. Kreg Ruhl:

    When you add to it this re-supply constraint of not being able to move barges up the Mississippi, it puts us in a precarious position.

  2. Jenny Higgins:

    Someone might look into alternatives such as herbs, spend time trying to gather information, procure that substance, take the herb, take it again, take it again, and by then, they are later in gestation and maybe even less likely to be able to access effective methods, there's a real-time constraint here.

  3. Sulemanu Koney:

    It is...a major constraint and the net effect is that your costs go up and your margins are squeezed, for companies which are already marginal, it'll mean they are just being pushed out of business. Survival becomes the name of the game.

  4. Stephen Shay:

    It, without doubt, significantly changes the rules of the game, in the old days you bought and then you levered up as much as you can and that is not going to happen in the same way, but how much of a constraint that becomes is unclear.

  5. Ting Lu:

    The possibility of contagion in other parts of China's vast economy remains very real, and, it is on this issue where China's central bank faces its biggest constraint — while it may be able to contain the financial implications from a housing default, it can not offset the housing market's impact on China's real economy.

Translations for constraint

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for constraint »


Find a translation for the constraint synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"constraint." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 5 Dec. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/constraint>.

Discuss these constraint synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for constraint?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. sagging
    • C. erect
    • D. tense

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for constraint: