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Synonyms for strained

Synonyms for (adjective) strained

Synonyms: strained, agonistic Definition: struggling for effect Usage: agonistic poses

Similar words: affected, unnatural Definition: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Synonyms: constrained, forced, strained Definition: lacking spontaneity; not natural Usage: a constrained smile; forced heartiness; a strained smile

Similar words: affected, unnatural Definition: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Synonyms: strained, labored, laboured Definition: lacking natural ease Usage: a labored style of debating

Similar words: awkward Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance Usage: an awkward dancer; an awkward gesture; too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes; his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

Synonyms: strained Definition: showing signs of mental and emotional tension Usage: her voice was strained as she asked the question

Similar words: tense Definition: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension