confined or severely limited in space: cramped closets.
  1. (of handwriting) with characters written small and crowded together.
  2. (of a style of writing) hard to understand; crabbed.

Origin of cramped

First recorded in 1670–80; cramp2 + -ed2
Related formscramped·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crampedness

Historical Examples of crampedness

  • Bordman put it in the boat, disapproving of the crampedness of the craft.

    Sand Doom

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for crampedness



closed in; restricted
(esp of handwriting) small and irregular; difficult to read
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