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Wordnet 3.0


1. produced by or subjected to forcing;
- Example: "forced-air heating"
- Example: "furnaces of the forced-convection type"
- Example: "forced convection in plasma generators"

2. forced or compelled;
- Example: "promised to abolish forced labor"

3. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency;
- Example: "a forced landing"

4. lacking spontaneity; not natural;
- Example: "a constrained smile"
- Example: "forced heartiness"
- Example: "a strained smile"
[syn: constrained, forced, strained]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Force \Force\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forced; p. pr. & vb. n. Forcing.] [OF. forcier, F. forcer, fr. LL. forciare, fortiare. See Force, n.] 1. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor. [1913 Webster] 2. To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind. [1913 Webster] 3. To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon. [1913 Webster] To force their monarch and insult the court. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] I should have forced thee soon wish other arms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To force a spotless virgin's chastity. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To obtain, overcome, or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress; as, to force the castle; to force a lock. [1913 Webster] 5. To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc. [1913 Webster] It stuck so fast, so deeply buried lay That scarce the victor forced the steel away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] To force the tyrant from his seat by war. --Sahk. [1913 Webster] Ethelbert ordered that none should be forced into religion. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 6. To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What can the church force more? --J. Webster. [1913 Webster] 7. To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a conceit or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits. [1913 Webster] High on a mounting wave my head I bore, Forcing my strength, and gathering to the shore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 8. (Whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none. [1913 Webster] 9. To provide with forces; to re["e]nforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 10. To allow the force of; to value; to care for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For me, I force not argument a straw. --Shak. Syn: To compel; constrain; oblige; necessitate; coerce; drive; press; impel. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forced \Forced\, a. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh. [1913 Webster] Forced draught. See under Draught. Forced march (Mil.), a march of one or more days made with all possible speed. -- For"ced*ly, adv. -- For"ced*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forced adj 1: produced by or subjected to forcing; "forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators" 2: forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor" 3: made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing" 4: lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile" [syn: constrained, forced, strained]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "forced": Herculean, Latinate, affected, arduous, artificial, at odds, automatic, averse, awkward, backbreaking, blind, bombastic, burdensome, calculated, coerced, compelled, compulsive, conditioned, constrained, contrived, cramped, crushing, cumbrous, cursory, differing, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, distant, effortful, elephantine, exhausting, factitious, faked, false, farfetched, fatiguing, feigned, formal, fractious, grueling, guinde, halting, hard-earned, hard-fought, heavy, hefty, improbable, impulsive, indisposed, indocile, inflexible, inkhorn, instinctive, involuntary, killing, labored, laborious, leaden, lumbering, mannered, mechanical, mutinous, onerous, operose, opposed, oppressive, out-of-the-way, painful, perfunctory, pompous, ponderous, punishing, quite another thing, recalcitrant, reflex, reflexive, refractory, remote, resistant, rigid, self-conscious, sesquipedalian, something else again, stiff, stilted, strained, strenuous, studied, sulky, sullen, toilsome, tough, troublesome, turgid, unconscious, unconsenting, unintentional, unnatural, unthinking, unwieldy, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, uphill, wearisome, wooden