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

 

 
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