- 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
Related Words for unforcedautonomous, chosen, deliberate, elected, free, freely, gratuitous, honorary, independent, intended, intentional, optional, spontaneous, unasked, uncompelled, unconstrained, unpaid, volitional, volunteer, willful
Examples from the Web for unforced
Contemporary Examples of unforced
That complexity includes more encounters with Max that lead to a lovely, unforced ending.Jenny Slate’s Earnest and Funny Abortion Film ‘Obvious Child’
June 4, 2014
But Scott made the unforced “error” of endorsing the Medicaid expansion for about 20 minutes last year.States Edge Closer to Medicaid Expansion: Who’ll Go First?
January 8, 2014
There has always had to be an unforced, unforceable motion of the heart to go with the visible, social stuff.Francis Spufford on How Atheists Put Religion Through All the Wrong Tests
October 13, 2013
Williams never faced a break point and committed just eight unforced errors in her first-round match.The Battle of the Sexes Is Back: Serena vs. the Men
August 28, 2013
He lacked basic political skills, and his unforced errors and muddled messaging unnecessarily antagonized conservatives.Jon Huntsman Holds His Ground as Republicans Come Around to His Views
April 21, 2013
Historical Examples of unforced
His unforced geniality made Trent ashamed, for he had liked the man.The Woman in Black
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Poetry and religious feeling will be the unforced flowers of life.Reconstruction in Philosophy
The conversation, while not specially brilliant, was unforced and gayly bantering.The Deep Lake Mystery
Yet the transition is as unforced as any such transition can be.
The author's style is simple, natural, and unforced, rather the expression of the scientific than of the literary type of mind.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)
Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
- not forced or having been forcedunforced errors
- 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
Word Origin and History for unforced
"not spontaneous or voluntary," 1570s, past participle adjective from force (v.). The flier's forced landing attested by 1917.