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    strained

    strained - Dictionary definition and meaning for word strained

    Definition
    (adj) lacking natural ease
    Synonyms : labored , laboured
    Example Sentence
    • a labored style of debating
    Definition
    (adj) showing signs of mental and emotional tension
    Example Sentence
    • her voice was strained as she asked the question
    Definition
    (adj) lacking spontaneity; not natural
    Synonyms : constrained , forced
    Example Sentence
    • a constrained smile
    • forced heartiness
    • a strained smile
    Definition
    (adj) struggling for effect
    Synonyms : agonistic
    Example Sentence
    • agonistic poses
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