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Definition of forced adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1happening or done against someone's will forced relocation to a job in another city a forced sale of his property
  2. 2not sincere; not the result of genuine emotions She said she was enjoying herself but her smile was forced. see also unforced
  3. Word Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: forced