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 don't 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
The numerical value of strained in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of strained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of strained in a Sentence
I'm going to be honest with you : We can't have many more of these, we can't make this a regular habit or our capabilities as a community will be strained.
There's no beds, they're definitely strained right now.
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.
Our officers, we've told them, don't get in the middle of trying to enforce social distancing. You talk about strained community relations with police, now we're going to tell people they can't stand — you're five feet apart, you're not six — we really need to take a step back and think it through.
I actually was quite surprised because I thought, I’m leading the Russia investigation, even though our relationship is becoming strained, there’s no way I’d be fired. That would be a crazy thing to do.
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