Anxious and Strained


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Anxious adjective – Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings.
Usage example: the whole crowd seemed to make an anxious gasp as the home team almost fumbled the ball

Strained and anxious are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Strained" instead an adjective "Anxious".
Nearby Words: anxiety, anxiously
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Strained adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Anxious and strained are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Anxious" instead an adjective "Strained".
Nearby Words: strain, straining, strainer
Synonyms for Strained

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face anxious face strained face
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