Definitions for strainedstreɪnd
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labored, laboured, strained(adj)
lacking natural ease
"a labored style of debating"
showing signs of mental and emotional tension
"her voice was strained as she asked the question"
constrained, forced, strained(adj)
lacking spontaneity; not natural
"a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
struggling for effect
Forced through a strainer.
Babies donu2019t seem to like strained peas, even though the puree is easy for them to eat and digest.
Under tension; tense.
Ever since the fight our relation has been strained.
subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends
done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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.
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.
The current low global oil price trend, and past consensus on the need to prioritize long-term investment in infrastructure should set the scene for a phasing out of subsidies, government finances are strained and Nigeria is clearly at an economic crossroads.
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