Synonyms and Antonyms of forced
1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions Synonyms compulsory, mandatory, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, requiredRelated Words all-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coerciveNear Antonyms chosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportantAntonyms elective, optional, voluntary
2 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile Synonyms affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, artificial, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalRelated Words automatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studiedNear Antonyms authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced
3 not made or done willingly or by choice participation in the program was forced Synonyms coerced, involuntary, unintended, unintentional, unwilling, will-lessRelated Words accidental, unplanned, unpremeditated; automatic, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unprompted; inadvertent, unconscious, unknowing, unwittingNear Antonyms advised, conscious, considered, knowing, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, purposeful; volitional; self-imposed, self-inflictedAntonyms deliberate, freewill, intentional, uncoerced, unforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful), willing
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