Synonyms for constraint
- a must
Antonyms for constraint
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSTRAINT
The lawyer's face sobered, and his tone as he answered was tinged with constraint.
But then there was constraint in the correspondence—it was submitted to her mother.
But, placid as she was, my mother was authoritative, and could not endure any kind of constraint.
Vere felt that somehow her eager suggestion had deepened the constraint.
At length the clerk came up to him with awkward manners and a look of constraint.
"She is going to Bishopsgate Street," thought Glory, and they separated with constraint.
When with him she was under a constraint as inexplicable to her as it was annoying.
He paused, and was awkwardly conscious of constraint in the silence which ensued.
But if you will not do it willingly, you shall do it from constraint.
There was no confusion, not even a semblance of constraint about her.
late 14c., "distress, oppression," from Old French constreinte "binding, constraint, compulsion" (Modern French contrainte), fem. noun from constreint, past participle of constreindre, from Vulgar Latin *constrinctus, from Latin constrictus (see constrain). Meaning "coercion, compulsion" is from 1530s.
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