Strained and Unnatural


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Strained adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: I took the complaint manager's strained smile to mean I wasn't a welcome sight

Unnatural is a synonym for strained in forced topic. In some cases you can use "Unnatural" instead an adjective "Strained". popular alternative
Nearby Words: strain, straining, strainer
Synonyms for Strained


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Unnatural adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: just before the debate, the candidates flashed unnatural smiles for the cameras

Strained is a synonym for unnatural in affected topic. You can use "Strained" instead an adjective "Unnatural", if it concerns topics such as artificial. popular alternative
Nearby Word: unnaturally
Synonyms for Unnatural

Things that words describes

force strained force unnatural force
life strained life unnatural life
way strained way unnatural way
version strained version unnatural version
Other nouns: grin, smiles.

Both words in one sentence

  • In contrast to what they perceived as the strained and unnatural low stances of the Italians, Spanish fencers held the body upright, starting with the feet close together in a relaxed but balanced posture.
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