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  • adjforced, pretended
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Synonyms for strained

adj forced, pretended
  • constrained
  • labored
  • stiff
  • tense
  • tight
  • uneasy
  • choked
  • embarrassed
  • put
  • wired
  • wreck
  • artificial
  • at end of rope
  • awkward
  • difficult
  • false
  • farfetched
  • hard put
  • in a state
  • nervous wreck
  • self-conscious
  • strung out
  • taut
  • uncomfortable
  • unglued
  • unnatural
  • unrelaxed
  • uptight

Antonyms for strained

  • calm
  • comfortable
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • laid-back
  • loose
  • relaxed
  • slack
  • genuine
  • unforced
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to strained

constrained

adjective. forced
  • awkward
  • embarrassed
  • stiff
  • strained
  • uneasy
  • unnatural

contrived

adjective. overly planned

drawn

adjective. tense, fatigued

effortful

adjective. burdensome

exaggerated

adjective. overstated, embellished

far-fetched

adjective. hard to believe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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