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1    compulsion, force, or restraint  
2    repression or control of natural feelings or impulses  
3    a forced unnatural manner; inhibition  
4    something that serves to constrain; restrictive condition  
social constraints kept him silent     
5      (Linguistics)   any very general restriction on a sentence formation rule  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    coercion, compulsion, force, necessity, pressure, restraint  
2    bashfulness, diffidence, embarrassment, inhibition, repression, reservation, restraint, timidity  
3    check, curb, damper, deterrent, hindrance, limitation, rein, restriction  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
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