Synonyms for Constraint:
n.boundary, range, pressure, confines, force, coercion. self-discipline, temperance, awkwardness, humility, self-censorship, willpower, dignity, stiff upper lip. attack, violence, duress, strength. limitation, circumscription, limited. cramp, trammel, limit, check, curb. •artifact (noun)
captivity, arrest, limitation.
necessity, restraint, coercion, duress, violence, suppression, compulsion, pressure.
inexorability, necessity, compulsion, demand, need, mandate, obligation, requirement, must.
denial, prevention, prohibition, forbiddance, disapproval, preclusion, rejection, ban, Disallowance, refusal, injunction, suppression, bar, curtailment.
imperative, proviso, condition, stipulation, inevitability, requisite, prerequisite.
collar, Detainment, bondage, leash, tether, bridle, stricture, detention, shackle, confinement, constriction, control.
servility, enslavement, compliance, slavery, submission, subservience, service, subjugation, serfdom, deference, thrall, subordination, obedience, supineness, subjection.
•taking into custody (noun)
confines, circumscription, duress, limitation, self-censorship, boundary, stiff upper lip, temperance, self-discipline, willpower. violence. strength, trammel. force. check, range. limit. •imprisonment
Usage examples for constraint
He put a severe constraint upon himself and said, " Do you know, Frank, the same thought had occurred to me- I had believed that I saw something of the kind; and I can honestly say that I think Guthrie a very sound fellow indeed in every way- quite apart from his worldly prospects. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson