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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Struggling for effect; Lacking spontaneity; Lacking natural ease; Under great stress.

Usage examples (34)
  • Her voice was strained as she asked the question
  • Adjective : strained hospitality
  • The necessity of the case demands what you call a strained ideal.
  • For example, you said that the muscle strain -- that a muscle strain, which you called a strained glut (ph), could have led to the problem. for more
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