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CONSTRAINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does constrained mean? 

CONSTRAINED (adjective)
  The adjective CONSTRAINED has 1 sense:

1. lacking spontaneity; not natural

  Familiarity information: CONSTRAINED used as an adjective is very rare.


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CONSTRAINED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lacking spontaneity; not natural

Synonyms:

constrained; strained; forced

Context examples:

a constrained smile / forced heartiness / a strained smile

Similar:

affected; unnatural (speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)


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