Definitions for strainedstreɪnd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word strained

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labored, laboured, strained(adj)

    lacking natural ease

    "a labored style of debating"

  2. strained(adj)

    showing signs of mental and emotional tension

    "her voice was strained as she asked the question"

  3. constrained, forced, strained(adj)

    lacking spontaneity; not natural

    "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"

  4. agonistic, strained(adj)

    struggling for effect

    "agonistic poses"

Wiktionary

  1. strained(Adjective)

    Forced through a strainer.

    Babies donu2019t seem to like strained peas, even though the puree is easy for them to eat and digest.

  2. strained(Adjective)

    Under tension; tense.

    Ever since the fight our relation has been strained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strained

    of Strain

  2. Strained(adj)

    subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends

  3. Strained(adj)

    done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained

Anagrams for strained »

  1. randiest

  2. detrains

  3. trade-ins

  4. trades in

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strained in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dawn Robertson:

    Deb's recent performance has been strained due to a combination of factors, including historic lack of capital invested in (the) business resulting in old tired stores.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    The quality of mercy is not strained It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

  3. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut:

    Our current fleet is strained beyond its ability to meet the demand for undersea capabilities and ... we need to do all we can to mitigate the looming shortfall in the decade ahead.

  4. Daniel Kull:

    Hydro-meteorological services are badly strained in Africa, but we need to go beyond just providing equipment for forecasting and data processing - we also need to take care of training of personnel and maintenance of infrastructure.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.

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