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Synonyms for duress
dʊˈrɛs, dyʊ-, ˈdʊər ɪs, ˈdyʊər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duress(noun)

    compulsory force or threat

    "confessed under duress"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. duress

    Bonds may be of cord, leather, or any other substance that can bind; chains are of linked metal. Manacles and handcuffs are for the hands, fetters are primarily chains or jointed iron fastenings for the feet; gyves may be for either. A shackle is a metallic ring, clasp, or bracelet-like fastening for encircling and restraining a limb: commonly one of a pair, used either for hands or feet. Bonds, fetters, and chains are used in a general way for almost any form of restraint. Gyves is now wholly poetic, and the other words are mostly restricted to the literary style; handcuffs is the specific and irons the general term in popular usage; as, the prisoner was put in irons. Bonds, chains, and shackles are frequently used in the metaphorical sense.

    bondage, bonds, chains, custody, durance, fetter, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles, shackles

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. duress(n.)

    constraint, restraint, captivity, confinement, imprisonment, durance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "duress":

    coercion, compulsion, constraint, coercive, stress

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  1. Alex Lin:

    The labor market will continue to be under duress as businesses adapt to an economy running well below capacity, resulting in elevated layoffs.

  2. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner:

    If it determined that any school district was in financial duress, the state board has the right, the legal authority, to block any debt offerings.

  3. Ken Polcari:

    The market has been under complete duress for five or six days, the tone has been very ugly. Today it seems most things have calmed down, so buyers have started to step back in.

  4. Robert Downey Jr.:

    People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living. -Robert Downey Jr.

  5. Ali Vaez:

    Iran is quite experienced in living under economic duress ... In the past few years, its non-oil exports have grown significantly and so has their trade with neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, iran can also smuggle oil and generate some revenue.

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