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Another word for constraint

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Noun
  1. Power used to overcome resistance

      1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
      2. Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano
      3. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      1. Legal, moral, or intellectual force or effectiveness
      2. Vigor or force of feeling or expression
      3. Effective or binding force; efficacy:
      1. (Physics) Force applied uniformly over a surface, measured as force per unit area.
      2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
      3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
      1. Strength; energy; vigor; power
      2. The collective armed strength, as of a nation
      3. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      1. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
      2. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
      3. The use of force or threats; compulsion
      1. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
      2. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
      3. That which compels; driving force
      1. The act or practice of coercing.
      2. Government by force
      3. Power or ability to coerce.
    See also:

    attack

  2. The act of limiting or condition of being limited

    See also:

    limited

  3. Something that limits or restricts

      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
      3. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
      1. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
      2. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
      3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
      1. A restricting or being restricted
      2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      1. A device or other means of restraining movement:
      2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
      3. (Countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
      1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
      2. A shortcoming or defect:
      3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
      1. Legal limit
      2. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      1. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
      2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
      3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
      1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      2. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
      3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
      1. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
      2. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
      1. A limitation or restriction
      2. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
      3. A circumscribed space or area
    See also:

    limited

Another word for constraint

Noun
  1. The use of force

      1. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
      2. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
      3. That which compels; driving force
      1. A person or group capable of influential action:
      2. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      3. A capacity for affecting the mind or behavior; efficacy:
      1. The act or practice of coercing.
      2. The act or power of coercing
      3. Government by force
  2. Shyness

  3. Confinement

      1. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      2. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
      3. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
      1. A restricting or being restricted
      2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      1. The state or a period of being detained, especially:
      2. An enforced delay
      3. A period of temporary custody while awaiting trial.
      1. The condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage
      2. The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.