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constrained

adjective     /kənˈstreɪnd/
constrained to do sth forced to do something against your will: Don't feel constrained to do what he says - he's got no authority.Duty, obligation and responsibility describes behaviour that is forced and unnatural: a constrained voice/mannerAffected and insincere
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