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Meaning of STRAINED

Pronunciation:  streynd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
  2. [adj]  lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
  3. [adj]  lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
  4. [adj]  under great stress; "her voice was strained as she asked the question"
 

STRAINED is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: affected, agonistic, awkward, constrained, forced, labored, laboured, tense, unnatural
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strained\, a.
1. Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched;
   weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.

2. Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as,
   his wit was strained.

 

 

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