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Adjective
Unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
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“Beneath the forced smiles and limp handshakes, one does sense great reservoirs of boredom.”
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Obtained or imposed by coercion or physical power
“He defected from his homeland to escape the country's forced military service.”
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Exaggerated and excessively dramatic
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Not done by one's own volition
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Under strain or deprivation
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Pressed
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Unwilling or with reluctance
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Done to excess
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(of a quality or result) Achieved or maintained by careful and deliberate effort
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Not convincing, plausible or believable
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Done by force
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Morally defiled or rendered unchaste
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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To have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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“The competition generated would be expected to force the most expensive banks to reduce their costs.”
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To have been persuaded based on available information
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To have imposed an undesirable consequence on
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Past tense for to engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“They forced a confession out of the kids.”
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Past tense for to make a way through, or into, with physical strength
“She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.”
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Past tense for to drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
“I had to force the heavy washing machine into position so that I would be able to connect it to the pipes.”
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