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cramped2

[krampt] /kræmpt/
adjective
1.
confined or severely limited in space:
cramped closets.
2.
  1. (of handwriting) with characters written small and crowded together.
  2. (of a style of writing) hard to understand; crabbed.
Origin of cramped2
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; cramp2 + -ed2
Related forms
crampedness, noun
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  • Bordman put it in the boat, disapproving of the crampedness of the craft.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for crampedness

cramped

/kræmpt/
adjective
1.
closed in; restricted
2.
(esp of handwriting) small and irregular; difficult to read
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