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forcedadjective

uk   /fɔːst/  us   /fɔːrst/
done against your wishes: forced repatriation An action that is forced is done because it is suddenly made necessary by a new and usually unexpected situation: The plane had to make a forced landing because one of the engines failed. used to describe laughter, a smile, or an emotion that is produced with effort and is not sincerely felt: She tried hard to smile but suspected that it looked forced.
Translations of “forced”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被迫的, 不得已的, (笑或情感)勉強的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被迫的, 不得已的, (笑或情感)勉强的…
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