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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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Examples for unconstrained
  • Journalists unconstrained by research protocols churn out self-help books that focus on select variables that interest them.
  • There is no need to strain one's reason to accommodate unconstrained respect for all aspects of all cultures.
  • String theory might be said to be too unconstrained.
  • Such unconstrained technocracy is no guarantee of good ideas or decisions.
  • Firms unconstrained by foreign partnerships are even more aggressive.
  • unconstrained majorities can do unacceptably nasty things to minorities.
  • unconstrained by the need to make profits, however, such companies built customer loyalty artificially.
  • The current experiments allow a crystal to deform essentially unconstrained in six directions.
  • Minimization can be either unconstrained or constrained.
  • The full unconstrained optimization is still solved at each control interval.
British Dictionary definitions for unconstrained

unconstrained

/ˌʌnkənˈstreɪnd/
adjective
1.
not having any constraints

constrained

/kənˈstreɪnd/
adjective
1.
embarrassed, unnatural, or forced a constrained smile
Derived Forms
constrainedly (kənˈstreɪnɪdlɪ) adverb
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Word Origin and History for unconstrained
adj.

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of constrain. Related: Unconstrainedly.

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