Some teachers initially disliked the new approach, the superintendent acknowledges, regarding it as too constricting.
For the under-40 set, marriage just seems unnecessary and constricting.
Your parents make all sorts of constricting choices for you.
early 15c., from Latin constrictus, past participle of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting.
constrict con·strict (kən-strĭkt')
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
To make smaller or narrower especially by binding or squeezing.