(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pressure, force, stress; restraint, confinement, repression; reserve, embarrassment, stiffness; compulsion, coercion, necessity, duress. See modesty.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The use of force]
Syn. coercion, force, compulsion; see pressure 2 , restraint 2 .
2. [Shyness]
Syn. bashfulness, restraint, awkwardness, timidity; see humility , modesty 1 , reserve 2 , restraint 1 .
3. [Confinement]
Syn. captivity, detention, restriction, limitation; see arrest 1 , confinement 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. force pressure, obligation, compulsion, coercion, duress, necessity. 2.restriction limitation, restraint, check, curb, control, repression, inhibition, confinement.
3. unease inhibition, reticence, reserve, shyness, diffidence, bashfulness, self-consciousness, restraint.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Power used to overcome resistance: coercion, compulsion, duress, force, pressure, strength, violence. See ATTACK. 2. The act of limiting or condition of being limited: circumscription, confinement, limitation, restraint, restriction. See LIMITED. 3. Something that limits or restricts: check, circumscription, cramp2, curb, inhibition, limit, limitation, restraint, restriction, stricture, trammel. See LIMITED.

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