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constrained

[kuh n-streynd] /kənˈstreɪnd/
adjective
1.
forced, compelled, or obliged:
a constrained confession.
2.
stiff or unnatural; uneasy or embarrassed:
a constrained manner.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; constrain + -ed2
Related forms
constrainedly
[kuh n-strey-nid-lee] /kənˈstreɪ nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unconstrained, adjective
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constrained

/kənˈstreɪnd/
adjective
1.
embarrassed, unnatural, or forced: a constrained smile
Derived Forms
constrainedly (kənˈstreɪnɪdlɪ) adverb
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