cramped
cramped cramped adj. inconveniently small; restricting movement; -- of living quarters or workspace; as, cramped quarters; a cramped office.

Syn: constricted, inconvenient, uncomfortably small. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cramped — [kræmpt] adj 1.) a cramped room, building etc does not have enough space for the people in it →↑crowded ▪ The kitchen was small and cramped. ▪ a cramped apartment ▪ The troops slept in cramped conditions with up to 20 in a single room. 2.) also… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cramped — [ kræmpt ] adjective 1. ) small and crowded: horribly cramped prison conditions It was cramped in the little cabin. 2. ) feeling uncomfortable in a space that is too small: I felt cramped and uncomfortable …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cramped — [krampt] adj. 1. confined or restricted [cramped quarters] 2. irregular and crowded, as some handwriting …   English World dictionary

  • cramped — index limited, narrow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cramped — [adj] congested, overcrowded awkward, circumscribed, close, closed in, confined, crabbed, crowded, hemmed in*, illegible, incommodious, indecipherable, irregular, jammed in, little, minute, narrow, packed, pent, restricted, small, squeezed, tight …   New thesaurus

  • cramped — ► ADJECTIVE 1) uncomfortably small or crowded. 2) (of handwriting) small and difficult to read …   English terms dictionary

  • cramped — adjective 1 a cramped room, building etc does not have enough space for the people in it: I couldn t sleep on the plane, it was too cramped. | cramped living conditions | cramped offices 2 also cramped up unable to move properly and uncomfortable …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cramped — Cramp Cramp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cramped} (kr[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cramping}.] 1. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder. [1913 Webster] The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cramped — [[t]kræ̱mpt[/t]] ADJ GRADED A cramped room or building is not big enough for the people or things in it. There are hundreds of families living in cramped conditions on the floor of the airport lounge... In later years he lived in a rather cramped …   English dictionary

  • cramped — UK [kræmpt] / US adjective 1) small and crowded It was cramped in the little cabin. horribly cramped prison conditions 2) feeling uncomfortable in a space that is too small I felt cramped and uncomfortable …   English dictionary

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