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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. President Trump:

    Relations between President Trump and Mexico have been strained since the very beginning of Trump’s campaign when President Trump described the immigrants coming from Mexico in harsh terms. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best, they're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

  2. Denise Richards:

    It’s very difficult, i know we’ll get back to where we were eventually, but right now, it is strained.

  3. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    The projections are dire, our capacity is already severely strained, but these increases will overwhelm the system entirely. This is not a' manufactured' crisis. This is truly an emergency.

  4. Christian Ledoux:

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

  5. Philip Baggaley:

    All the airlines have some extra planes at any period of time. But in the summer the system is strained more tightly.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. agreeable
    • C. pestilent
    • D. plaguey

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