- enforced or compulsory: forced labor.
- strained, unnatural, or affected: a forced smile.
- subjected to force.
- required by circumstances; emergency: a forced landing of an airplane.
Origin of forced
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Examples from the Web for forcedly
I am well in health, spite of the forcedly sedentary life I lead.The Life of Mazzini
"No doubt she was glad of an excuse," laughed Jerry forcedly.Cinderella Jane
Marjorie Benton Cooke
"Howdy, Mr. Mark," the visiting neighbor answered in response to his forcedly cordial greeting.Rose of Old Harpeth
Maria Thompson Daviess
All their plans of life together, of peaceful joy, and settling down, was forcedly put off till the fisherman's return.An Iceland Fisherman
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
- done because of force; compulsoryforced labour
- false or unnaturala forced smile
- due to an emergency or necessitya forced landing
- physics caused by an external agencya forced vibration; a forced draught
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Word Origin and History for forcedly
"not spontaneous or voluntary," 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier's forced landing attested by 1917.
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