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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.
Adj.1.strained - lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
Synonyms: labored, laboured
2.strained - under great stress; "her voice was strained as she asked the question"
3.strained - lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
Synonyms: constrained, forced
4.strained - struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
Synonyms: agonistic
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