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Meaning & Definition of Strained in English

English

Strained

/strend/

adjective

1. Lacking natural ease

  • "A labored style of debating"
    synonym:
  • labored
  • ,
  • laboured
  • ,
  • strained

2. Showing signs of mental and emotional tension

  • "Her voice was strained as she asked the question"
    synonym:
  • strained

3. Lacking spontaneity

  • Not natural
  • "A constrained smile"
  • "Forced heartiness"
  • "A strained smile"
    synonym:
  • constrained
  • ,
  • forced
  • ,
  • strained

4. Struggling for effect

  • "Agonistic poses"
    synonym:
  • agonistic
  • ,
  • strained

Examples of using

His weight strained the rope.