un·​forced ˌən-ˈfȯrst How to pronounce unforced (audio)
: not forced: such as
: done or produced naturally or with minimal effort
a genuine, unforced smile
His writing has a natural, unforced style.
: caused by one's own poor play, performance, etc.
an unforced error in tennis

Examples of unforced in a Sentence

the participation of the people on the project must be unforced, or it really isn't a volunteer effort
Recent Examples on the Web Alcaraz made a handful of uncharacteristic unforced errors in the match but was able to rely on his otherworldly shot-making ability to once again prevail in four sets. Sam Joseph, CNN, 14 July 2024 Dallas had no life in the game, but Sporting KC lent the visitors some with unforced errors. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 8 July 2024 Singer Isaac Gibson’s malleable Appalachian accent stamps the band’s music with an unforced authenticity. Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, 8 July 2024 That happened in last week’s Commissioner’s Cup Final in which 14 unforced turnovers (20 total) compounded with a defensive masterclass against Jones led to a Liberty loss. Fiifi Frimpong, New York Daily News, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for unforced 

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unforced was in 1605

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“Unforced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unforced. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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