Forced - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrst|  American pronunciation of the word forced
Brit.  |fɔːst|  British pronunciation of the word forced
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto force
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto force

adjective

- forced or compelled

promised to abolish forced labor

- made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency

a forced landing

- lacking spontaneity; not natural(syn: constrained, strained)

forced heartiness

Examples

...forced attendance at political indoctrination sessions...

...wasn't too excited about their wedding plans and so gave them a forced smile...

'Oh, hello,' said Eileen, with forced brightness.

The plane had to make a forced landing in a field.

Climbing fuel prices have forced the delivery company to up its prices

Public outrage over the scandal eventually forced him to resign.

They forced us to work long hours without pay.

The flooding forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes.

After seeing the evidence, I was forced to admit my error.

I am forced to conclude that more funding will be necessary.

The pilot was forced to land when one of the plane's engines caught fire.

The scandal forced his resignation.

The runner was forced out of bounds.

Their car was forced off the road.

He was forced to sign the confession.

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