Synonyms and related words:
abbreviation, adverse criticism, anathema, animadversion, arraignment, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, aspersion, astriction, astringency, bad notices, bad press, blame, blockage, blocking, bottleneck, captiousness, carping, castigation, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, cervix, check, circumscription, clogging, closing up, closure, coarctation, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condemnation, condensation, consolidation, constraint, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, cramp, criticism, curtailment, damnation, decrease, decrial, delay, denouncement, denunciation, detainment, detention, deterrent, diminuendo, exception, excoriation, faultfinding, fixation, flak, flaying, foot-dragging, fulmination, fustigation, hairsplitting, hampering, hindering, hindrance, hit, holdback, holdup, home thrust, hostile criticism, hourglass, hourglass figure, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, impeachment, impediment, imputation, indictment, inhibition, interdiction, interference, interruption, isthmus, knitting, knock, let, nagging, narrow place, narrowing, neck, negativism, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, nuisance value, obloquy, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, pillorying, priggishness, puckering, pursing, quibble, quibbling, rap, reduction, reflection, reprehension, repression, reproachfulness, reprobation, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shortening, skinning alive, slam, solidification, squeeze, stranglehold, stranglement, strangulation, striction, suppression, swipe, systole, taking exception, taper, tapering, trichoschistism, wasp waist, wrinkling

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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