forced

adjective

Definition of forced

  1. 1 :  compelled by force or necessity :  involuntary <a forced landing>

  2. 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>

Circa 1537

First Known Use of forced

circa 1537



FORCED Defined for English Language Learners

forced

adjective

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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