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forced

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of forced

  1. 1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions Synonyms of forced compulsory, mandatory, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, requiredWords Related to forced all-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coerciveNear Antonyms of forced chosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportantAntonyms of forced elective, optional, voluntary

  2. 2 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile Synonyms of forced affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, artificial, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to forced 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 of forced authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of forced artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced

  3. 3 not made or done willingly or by choice participation in the program was forced Synonyms of forced coerced, involuntary, unintended, unintentional, unwilling, will-lessWords Related to forced accidental, unplanned, unpremeditated; automatic, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unprompted; inadvertent, unconscious, unknowing, unwittingNear Antonyms of forced advised, conscious, considered, knowing, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, purposeful; volitional; self-imposed, self-inflictedAntonyms of forced deliberate, freewill, intentional, uncoerced, unforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful), willing



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