Definitions for strainedstreɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. produced by effort; not natural or spontaneous; forced:

    strained hospitality.

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strained(adjective)ɪnd

    showing tension and unhappiness

    a strained marriage; a strained silence; His smile was strained and tired.


  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 of strained

  1. randiest

  2. detrains

  3. trade-ins

  4. trades in

Translations for strained

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a person's manner, behaviour etc) not natural, easy or relaxed

a strained smile.

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