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1       adj   A forced action is something that you do because someone else makes you do it.  
ADJ n  
A system of forced labour was used on the cocoa plantations.     
2       adj   A forced action is something that you do because circumstances make it necessary.  
ADJ n  
He made a forced landing on a highway.     
3       adj   If you describe something as forced, you mean it does not happen naturally and easily.,   (Antonym: natural)    ...a forced smile..., She called him darling. It sounded so forced.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    compulsory, conscripted, enforced, involuntary, mandatory, obligatory, slave, unwilling  
2    affected, artificial, contrived, false, insincere, laboured, stiff, strained, unnatural, wooden  
   easy, natural, simple, sincere, spontaneous, unforced, unpretending, voluntary  

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force, fore, ford, forked

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forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
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