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adjective as in overly cramped or confined

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The current design creates “a claustrophobic feeling for everyday border-crossers,” he said.

It would be nice to be able to say more about D’Amato’s tactics, but Stone’s claustrophobic camerawork is so tight on each actor’s face that it’s nearly impossible to determine what’s actually happening on the field.

Head director Paris Barclay, one of TV’s all-time greats, never let anything feel claustrophobic or stagey, staying out of the way of the actors but still offering several beautiful shots per episode.

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If the weather turns inclement, a tight tent is a claustrophobic nightmare, whereas an oversize one can make an excellent wrestling ring or tea house.

Some exercise masks, like the Asics Runner Mask and Under Armour Sports Mask, are designed to sit off the face to avoid some of the claustrophobic feeling people can experience.

He felt claustrophobic in the schooling system there, and needed to prove himself.

His sanity is slowly unraveling, like the claustrophobic narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart.

I could barely move at all without a nervous, claustrophobic feeling taking hold—which is exactly the point.

The new buildings make them feel claustrophobic, permanently in shadow.

As such, being led through the set by production designer Michael Shaw is a journey best described as “claustrophobic jubilation.”

His chains jingled and a whiff of armpit wafted across the claustrophobic hollow.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to claustrophobic, such as: confined, cramped, enclosed, limited, airless, and narrow.

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