forced vs strained what difference

what is difference between forced and strained

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹst/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːst/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹst/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəst/

Verb

forced

  1. simple past tense and past participle of force

Adjective

forced (comparative more forced, superlative most forced)

  1. Obtained forcefully, not naturally.
    Her forced smile was harder and harder to keep as her critical father kept on complaining about her.
  2. Opened or accessed using force.

Synonyms

  • forcible

Derived terms

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɹeɪ̯nd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪnd

Adjective

strained (comparative more strained, superlative most strained)

  1. Forced through a strainer.
    Babies don’t seem to like strained peas, even though the puree is easy for them to eat and digest.
  2. Under tension; tense.
    Ever since the fight our relation has been strained.
  3. Not natural or spontaneous but done with effort
    A strained smile.

Translations

Verb

strained

  1. simple past tense and past participle of strain

Anagrams

  • detrains, drainest, natrides, randiest, tan rides, trade-ins, trades in

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