Definition of constrainedly in US English:



  • See constrain

    • ‘The following two aggressivo sections become slower, more obviously modal and more constrainedly pivoted, so that the two kinds of music now begin to sound almost identical.’
    • ‘In episodes that refer to two of his paintings and a detail from a third, she starts as a woman in a long, green dress, stretching and curling constrainedly on a chair.’
    • ‘Prudence wisely discerns the good, justice rightly does the good, temperance constrainedly loves the good, fortitude bravely keeps you good.’
    • ‘In its nominally extended position each leg resistingly and constrainedly permits further extension and compression.’
    • ‘Only over time had certain official agencies taken up the problem and carried the message forward, albeit somewhat cautiously and constrainedly.’