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Adjective: constrained  kun'streynd
  1. Lacking spontaneity; not natural
    "a constrained smile";
    - forced, strained
Verb: constrain  kun'streyn
  1. Limit or hold back; keep within a small range
    - restrain, encumber, cumber [archaic]
     
  2. (of laws or regulations) make more restrictive, or impose greater penalties
    - stiffen, tighten, tighten up

See also: affected, unnatural

Type of: bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

Encyclopedia: Constrained

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