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forced

[fawrst, fohrst] /fɔrst, foʊrst/
adjective
1.
enforced or compulsory:
forced labor.
2.
strained, unnatural, or affected:
a forced smile.
3.
subjected to force.
4.
required by circumstances; emergency:
a forced landing of an airplane.
Origin of forced
1540-1550
1540-50; force + -ed2
Related forms
forcedly
[fawr-sid-lee, fohr-] /ˈfɔr sɪd li, ˈfoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
forcedness, noun
quasi-forced, adjective
unforced, adjective
unforcedly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for forcedly
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  • "Howdy, Mr. Mark," the visiting neighbor answered in response to his forcedly cordial greeting.

    Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess
  • "No doubt she was glad of an excuse," laughed Jerry forcedly.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Then he was out of sight, and she became conscious that the weary footman, forcedly polite, was holding the door open for her.

    The Quiver, 1/1900 Anonymous
  • All their plans of life together, of peaceful joy, and settling down, was forcedly put off till the fisherman's return.

    An Iceland Fisherman Pierre Loti
  • I am well in health, spite of the forcedly sedentary life I lead.

    The Life of Mazzini Bolton King
British Dictionary definitions for forcedly

forced

/fɔːst/
adjective
1.
done because of force; compulsory: forced labour
2.
false or unnatural: a forced smile
3.
due to an emergency or necessity: a forced landing
4.
(physics) caused by an external agency: a forced vibration, a forced draught
Derived Forms
forcedly (ˈfɔːsɪdlɪ) adverb
forcedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forcedly

forced

adj.

"not spontaneous or voluntary," 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier's forced landing attested by 1917.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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