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forced

[ fawrst, fohrst ]SEE DEFINITION OF forced

Synonyms for forced

  • compelled
  • contrived
  • enforced
  • involuntary
  • mandatory
  • unwilling
  • affected
  • begrudging
  • binding
  • bound
  • coerced
  • conscripted
  • constrained
  • grudging
  • labored
  • slave
  • artificial
  • coercive
  • factitious
  • false
  • inflexible
  • insincere
  • obligatory
  • peremptory
  • rigid
  • stiff
  • stringent
  • unnatural
  • wooden
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Antonyms for forced

  • voluntary
  • noncompulsory
  • spontaneous
  • unforced
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORCED

He forced himself to face them regularly as a penance and a corrective.

He had entered into the path of dishonesty, and he was forced to keep on in it.

He was forced to admit that the girl still had power to trouble him.

They had forced the foreign immigrants to work in their factories.

The consonants were reproduced but the reader was forced to guess at the vowels.

"Good-evening, Captain Rushton," he said, with a forced smile.

It was a dreadful conviction that was forced upon me, and as wonderful as terrible.

Your aunt has been forced to engage not to interfere but by your father's direction.

It is not every body will bear insult, as, of late, I have been forced to bear it.

At last the door was forced in and the massacre was completed.

WORD ORIGIN

"not spontaneous or voluntary," 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier's forced landing attested by 1917.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORCED

artificial

adjectivepretended; affected
  • assumed
  • contrived
  • false
  • feigned
  • forced
  • hollow
  • insincere
  • labored
  • mannered
  • meretricious
  • phony
  • put-on
  • spurious
  • theatrical
  • unnatural

compulsory

adjectivebinding
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