Bedeutung von “strained” — Learner’s Dictionary

strained

adjective us uk /streɪnd/
NOT RELAXED

showing that someone is nervous or anxious:

We had a rather strained conversation.
DIFFICULT

If a relationship is strained, problems are spoiling that relationship:

Relations are still strained between the two countries.
They have a rather strained relationship.

(Definition von “strained” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)