What does the word constrained mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Constrainedly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Compulsory; repressed.

Usage examples for constrained

  1. But Lesterville had not yet reported its arrival; for which cause the agent at Juniberg was constrained to put out his stop signal, and Kent's special came to a stand at the platform. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  2. He had never had much real feeling in common with Clement, and so at his first step into the rectory he felt himself in an utterly strange atmosphere, and would certainly have seized the smallest excuse for leaving a circle which constrained and wearied him, had not the blind girl struck him, at the first glance, as a remarkable problem to be solved. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  3. His distress was so moving that even Rippingdale was constrained to say: He did it for your sake. – John Enderby by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009