Forcedness
Forced Forced, a. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh. [1913 Webster]

{Forced draught}. See under {Draught}.

{Forced march} (Mil.), a march of one or more days made with all possible speed. -- {For"ced*ly}, adv. -- {For"ced*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • forcedness — noun The state or quality of being forced …   Wiktionary

  • forcedness — forced·ness …   English syllables

  • forcedness — noun see forced …   Useful english dictionary

  • forced — forcedly /fawr sid lee, fohr /, adv. forcedness, n. /fawrst, fohrst/, adj. 1. enforced or compulsory: forced labor. 2. strained, unnatural, or affected: a forced smile. 3. subjected to force. 4. required by circumstances; emergency: a forced… …   Universalium

  • ease — I. n. 1. Rest, repose, quiescence. 2. Quiet, quietude, quietness, tranquillity, peace, content, contentment. 3. Facility, easiness, readiness. 4. Freedom, flexibility, freedom from stiffness or harshness or forcedness, lightness, naturalness. 5.… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • forced — /fɔst/ (say fawst) adjective 1. enforced or compulsory: forced labour. 2. strained, unnatural, or affected: a forced smile. 3. subjected to force. 4. emergency: forced landing of an aeroplane. 5. Mathematics denoting a change in a system caused… …   Australian English dictionary

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