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Synonyms for strained

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labored, laboured, strainedadjective

    lacking natural ease

    "a labored style of debating"

    labored, constrained, agonistic, heavy, laboured, forced

    unaffected, graceful, relaxed

  2. strainedadjective

    showing signs of mental and emotional tension

    "her voice was strained as she asked the question"

    labored, constrained, agonistic, laboured, forced

    relaxed, unaffected, graceful

  3. constrained, forced, strainedadjective

    lacking spontaneity; not natural

    "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"

    labored, forced, constrained, agonistic, laboured

    unaffected, relaxed, graceful

  4. agonistic, strainedadjective

    struggling for effect

    "agonistic poses"

    forced, agonistic, labored, combative, laboured, agonistical, constrained

    unaffected, graceful, relaxed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. strainedadjective

    tense, unnatural, forced, artificial, agonistic, farfetched

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "strained":

    tense, restive

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How to use strained in a sentence?

  1. Christian Ledoux:

    If you do this you have a strained balance sheet, period.

  2. Councilman Michael Brooks:

    It appears to me that the city elected officials are the only ones holding the burden when( Brown's death) was caused by county deputies, that's really sad and that shows you how strained the relationship is with the county commissioners and city council.

  3. Evan Myers:

    Kottlowski said. How fast or slow this non-tropical system moves will be an important factor on where Irma is steered this weekend into next week. The speed of this feature will determine when and how much Irma gets pulled northward or whether Irma continues on more of a westward track. This amount of uncertainty means that the entire southern and eastern U.S. should monitor Irma this week. Residents along the coast are urged to start preparing and making sure plans are in place to deal with the worst case scenario. This includes plans on how to evacuate and what is important to bring with you and your family. As we saw just 10 days ago with Harvey, it is important to be ready to evacuate, Evan Myers said. Be prepared with a list of items you would need to take if you had 30 minutes' notice or one hour's notice or six hours or a day to evacuate. Due to Irma following so closely on Irma's heels and since FEMA and other government resources will be strained, more preparation and storm aftermath may rest on individuals, Evan Myers said. It may be crucial to evacuate ahead of the storm, so preparation is key. If Irma were to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm somewhere in the U.S., it would be in historical territory. The U.S. has not sustained a direct hit from two Category 4 or above hurricanes in more than 100 years.

  4. Chief Umberger:

    Our officers, we've told them, don't get in the middle of trying to enforce social distancing. You talk about strained community relations with police, now we're going to tell people they can't stand — you're five feet apart, you're not six — we really need to take a step back and think it through.

  5. Mark Esper:

    They have the bed capacity but what obviously has become strained, stressed, are these hardworking nurses and doctors and respiratory therapist, that's where we've now pivoted in the last week or so to move our doctors.

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