constraint - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/kənˈstreɪnt/
singularconstraint
pluralconstraints
  1. 1
    [countable] [often plural] something that limits your freedom to do what you want
    constraint on:

    constraints on presidential power

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal behaviour that is very controlled and not natural, usually because you are embarrassed