[ adjective ] (phonetics) especially tense; especially in some dialects
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Her speech was barren_of southernisms ; she was one of Eliot_Sparling 's neutralized minorities , adopting the rolling R 's and constricted vowels of Los_Angeles .
[ adjective ] inhibited
"when modern man feels socially constricted his first impulse is to move"