cramped


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cramped

 (krămpt)
adj.
1. Uncomfortably small or restricted: cramped living quarters.
2. Difficult to read, especially for being crowded into a small space: cramped handwriting.

cramped

(kræmpt)
adj
1. closed in; restricted
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (esp of handwriting) small and irregular; difficult to read

cramped

(kræmpt)

adj.
1. confined or severely limited in space: cramped closets.
2.
a. (of handwriting) small and crowded.
b. (of a style of writing) hard to understand; crabbed.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cramped - constricted in size; "cramped quarters"; "trying to bring children up in cramped high-rise apartments"
incommodious - uncomfortably or inconveniently small; "incommodious hotel accommodations"

cramped

adjective restricted, confined, overcrowded, crowded, packed, narrow, squeezed, uncomfortable, awkward, closed in, congested, circumscribed, jammed in, hemmed in There are hundreds of families living in cramped conditions.
restricted open, large, spacious, roomy, capacious, uncrowded, commodious, uncongested, sizable or sizeable

cramped

adjective
Affording little room for movement:
Translations

cramped

[kræmpt] ADJ [position] → encogido, incómodo; [room etc] → estrecho; [writing] → menudo, apretado
to live in cramped conditionsvivir en la estrechez
they were all cramped togetherestaban apiñados
we are very cramped for spaceapenas hay espacio para moverse

cramped

[ˈkræmpt] adj [accommodation] → exigu(ë)

cramped

adj
spaceeng, beschränkt; flat, accommodation, roombeengt; coach, train, planeüberfüllt; we are very cramped (for space)wir sind räumlich sehr beschränkt
position, person, muscle, limbverkrampft
handwritingeng zusammengekritzelt

cramped

[kræmpt] adj (room) → angusto/a; (writing) → fitto/a; (position) → rannicchiato/a
References in classic literature ?
For a moment the exhausted mutineer made a tremulous motion of his cramped jaws, and then painfully twisting round his head, said in a sort of hiss, "What I say is this --and mind it well if you flog me, I murder you
They were cramped like malefactors with the chain and ball.
The said lord being cramped for dungeon-room had asked the queen to accommodate his two criminals, and here in her bastile they had been ever since; hither, indeed, they had come before their crime was an hour old, and had never seen each other since.
We met her in a narrow place, between dikes, and there was hardly room for us both in the cramped passage.
She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn't do nothing but sweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up.
After a season of darkness and struggling, light broke and relief fell: my cramped existence all at once spread out to a plain without bounds--my powers heard a call from heaven to rise, gather their full strength, spread their wings, and mount beyond ken.
Pendril turned back to the first page, and pointed to a certain place in the cramped lines of writing.
It cramped and hurt me so, that it made me perfectly miserable; but if I moved in the least, and made a glass that was in the basket rattle against something else (as it was sure to do), she gave me the cruellest poke with her foot, and said, 'Come, don't YOU fidget.
The grass is wet to sit on, and our limbs grow cramped.
Even where he was, Shere Khan's shoulders and forepaws were cramped for want of room, as a man's would be if he tried to fight in a barrel.
Don Quixote was present at the entrance of the Judge with the young lady, and as soon as he saw him he said, "Your worship may with confidence enter and take your ease in this castle; for though the accommodation be scanty and poor, there are no quarters so cramped or inconvenient that they cannot make room for arms and letters; above all if arms and letters have beauty for a guide and leader, as letters represented by your worship have in this fair maiden, to whom not only ought castles to throw themselves open and yield themselves up, but rocks should rend themselves asunder and mountains divide and bow themselves down to give her a reception.