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noun as in shyness

noun as in restriction

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The resulting annual bill was enormous, though USPS has skipped billions in payments since 2010, according to the USPS Office of Inspector General, citing financial constraints.

Some of the strongest constraints you have on those models are within the solar system, because we understand gravity so well here.

Production constraints and supply hoarding could complicate manufacturing.

Researchers have been warning for months that production constraints and hoarding could limit Covid-19 vaccine supplies.

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The payoff was a liberating and original way of viewing your own society, denuded of its specialness and its constraints.

“They kept saying there was a time constraint, I had to make a decision,” she said.

In short, Mr. Obama feels no constraint in faithfully executing the laws as written by the Congress.

Gravity is transformed from the constraint that holds us dully to Earth into the power that lets us fly.

Immigration is even less "easy", because the main constraint on foriegn doctors is not visas, but residency slots.

We need to be prudent; in an era of budget constraint, I think it will turn out that little fixes will have the greatest payoff.

In that case, Valerie, you shall suffer no constraint; you shall continue here as you have done.

Austerity banishes familiarity from family life and engenders constraint.

His gestures, his manner, showed trace of it in a certain constraint, a sort of hesitating distrust.

At lunch Susan, between Liosha and Jaffery, became the centre of attention and saved conversation from constraint.

So, after a little constraint and coldness, he began to stand in much the same relation to him as before.


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On this page you'll find 122 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to constraint, such as: pressure, restraint, coercion, compulsion, driving, and duress.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.