forced

adjective \ ˈfȯrst \

Definition of forced

1 : compelled by force or necessity : involuntary
  • a forced landing
2 : done or produced with effort, exertion, or pressure
  • a forced laugh

forcedly

play \ˈfȯr-səd-lē\ adverb

Examples of forced in a Sentence

  1. forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions

  2. wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile

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First Known Use of forced

circa 1537

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FORCED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forced for English Language Learners

  • : caused by necessity

  • : obtained by using power or force

  • : done with effort : not natural or sincere



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