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Another word for duress

  1. Power used to overcome resistance

      1. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      2. Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
      3. Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
      1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      2. The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
      3. The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
      1. The act of pressing.
      2. The condition of being pressed.
      3. The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression.
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
      2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
      3. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
      1. The act of compelling.
      2. The state of being compelled.
      3. An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation:
      1. The act or practice of coercing.
      2. Power or ability to coerce.
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Another word for duress