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synonyms for strained

  • 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
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antonyms for strained

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  • calm
  • comfortable
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • laid-back
  • loose
  • relaxed
  • slack
  • genuine
  • unforced
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How to use strained in a sentence

Still, the narrative offers informed, exacting characterizations of the uncertain political alliances, strained interactions and ideological growing pains that elites of the post-revolutionary decades put the country through.
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It’s got the same pump-up-the-heart music, the same slick videos, the same strained, middle-aged corporate exuberance.
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Despite this, e-commerce has been one of the bright spots for publishers’ stretched and strained ad revenue lines.
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Now, sharing strained relations with the United States, the two are increasingly finding a common cause.
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Winners and losers in our suddenly super-strained food system.
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So strained became the relations between them, that for the last part of the advance they no longer met at meals.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But being himself in somewhat strained relations with the existing Government, he did not think it prudent to show himself.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Relations became so strained that Bonaparte was soon glad to seize on any excuse to dismiss Lannes from his post.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
"Sing," said the Bull, as the stiff, muddy ox-bow creaked and strained.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Collars or sleeves, pinned over or tightly strained to meet, will entirely mar the effect of the prettiest dress.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAINED

  • awkward
  • embarrassed
  • stiff
  • strained
  • uneasy
  • unnatural
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