Definition of forced adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɔːst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrst//
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  1. 1happening or done against somebody’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 related entries: Dishonest
  3. see also unforced
    Word Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verbExtra examples His voice sounded forced and sulky. I hope there will be no need for the forced sale of any property. It’s a much more natural and less forced way of getting to know people. Many are unhappy about the forced repatriation of the refugees. They exchanged hellos and forced smiles.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forced