Definition of forced
- a forced laugh
forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions
wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile
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: caused by necessity
: obtained by using power or force
: done with effort : not natural or sincere
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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