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duress

du·ress

duress

 
 
pronunciation:
du res
part of speech: noun
definition 1: intimidation or coercion.
I agreed only under duress.
synonyms:
compulsion, intimidation
similar words:
arm-twisting, coercion, extortion, force, pressure
definition 2: forced constraint; imprisonment.
synonyms:
confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
similar words:
captivity, constraint, custody, detention, restraint