[kuh n-fahy-ning]

confining Definition

  • 1to keep someone or something within limits; restrict; limit
  • 2to shut or keep in; prevent the escape of

Using confining: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confining" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The small room was confining and made me feel claustrophobic.

  • Example

    The prisoner felt confined to his cell.

  • Example

    The dress was too confining for her to dance in.

confining Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for confining

Antonyms for confining

Phrases with confining

  • a space that is enclosed or partially enclosed, and is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy


    The workers had to wear special suits to enter the confined space.

  • an aquifer that is bounded above and below by impermeable layers of rock or sediment


    The water in the well comes from a confined aquifer.

  • a type of animal feeding operation where animals are kept and raised in confined situations


    The environmental impact of confined animal feeding operations is a topic of concern.


Summary: confining in Brief

The term 'confining' [kuh n-fahy-ning] refers to the act of keeping someone or something within limits or preventing their escape. It can describe physical spaces, clothing, or other restrictions. Examples include 'The small room was confining and made me feel claustrophobic.' and 'The dress was too confining for her to dance in.'