Some teachers initially disliked the new approach, the superintendent acknowledges, regarding it as too constricting.
For the under-40 set, marriage just seems unnecessary and constricting.
Your parents make all sorts of constricting choices for you.
If his Ethicist gig ever winds up feeling too constricting, he can always launch a column called The Sophist.
It is not a constricting force when properly understood and implemented.
Count Michl felt the constricting collar that now almost choked him.
Exclusiveness is a constricting cord that strangles progress.
He gave up and awaited the constricting violence of the tangle strands.
To them it was a numbing, constricting presence; the abode of darkness and horror.
To increase the local leucocytosis and so check the spread of infection, a Bier's constricting bandage may be applied.
early 15c., from Latin constrictus, past participle of constringere "compress" (see constrain). A direct borrowing from Latin of the same word which, via French, became constrain. Related: Constricted; constricting.
constrict con·strict (kən-strĭkt')
v. con·strict·ed, con·strict·ing, con·stricts
To make smaller or narrower especially by binding or squeezing.