forced

[ fawrst, fohrst ]
/ fɔrst, foʊrst /

adjective

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.

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Origin of forced

First recorded in 1540–50; force + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM forced

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British Dictionary definitions for forcedly

forced
/ (fɔːst) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of forced

forcedly (ˈfɔːsɪdlɪ), adverbforcedness, noun
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