- forced, compelled, or obliged: a constrained confession.
- stiff or unnatural; uneasy or embarrassed: a constrained manner.
Origin of constrained
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Examples from the Web for constrainedly
"You could have told me, anyway," Good Indian said constrainedly.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
“I should thank thee, Master Devereaux,” said Francis constrainedly.In Doublet and Hose
Lucy Foster Madison
Kincaid, in a manner, presented him to her—courteously, constrainedly.The Man Who Was Good
No, said he, constrainedly, not unless it were an offense against a child.The Soul of John Brown
At last he said, constrainedly, "You speak that which is not."Friendship and Folly
Maria Louise Pool
- embarrassed, unnatural, or forceda constrained smile
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