duress

/d(j)əˈrɛs/

noun

1. threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment

"confessions extracted under duress"

2. constraint illegally exercised to force someone to perform an act.

3. forcible restraint or imprisonment.

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  • coercion
  • toughness
  • firmness
  • pressure
  • aplomb
  • hardship

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A synonym for duress

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