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strained

 (strānd)
adj.
1. Having been passed through a strainer: a bowl of strained peaches.
2. Done with or marked by excessive effort; forced: strained humor.
3. Extended beyond proper limits: a strained meaning.
4. Antagonized to the verge of open conflict: strained relations.
5. Twisted; wrenched: a strained ankle.

strained

(streɪnd)
adj
1. (of an action, performance, etc) not natural or spontaneous
2. (of an atmosphere, relationship, etc) not relaxed; tense

strained

(streɪnd)

adj.
produced by effort; not natural or spontaneous; forced: strained hospitality.
[1350–1400]
strained′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strained - lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
2.strained - showing signs of mental and emotional tension; "her voice was strained as she asked the question"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
3.strained - lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
4.strained - struggling for effectstrained - struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

strained

adjective
2. forced, put on, false, artificial, unnatural, laboured His laughter seemed a little strained.
forced natural

strained

adjective
Not natural or spontaneous:
Translations
مُتَكَلَّفمَشْدود
nepřirozenýnucený
anspændt
väkinäinen
usiljen
òvingaîur
不自然な
강요된
ansträngd
ตึงเครียด
gượng ép

strained

[streɪnd] ADJ
1. (= tense) [person] → tenso; [face] → crispado; [voice, laugh, jollity, politeness] → forzado; [atmosphere, relations, silence] → tirante, tenso
she gave a strained laughforzó una risase rió con una risa forzada
2. [wrist, ankle] → torcido; [eyes] → cansado; [voice] → cansado
a strained muscleun esguince
he has a strained shoulder/backtiene una lesión en un hombro/en la espalda
3. (= overtaxed) [economy] → debilitado
4. (Culin) [baby food] → pasado por el pasapurés or el tamiz; [soup, gravy] → colado; [yoghurt] → espeso

strained

[ˈstreɪnd] adj
[voice, face] → tendu(e); [laugh] → forcé(e)
[relations] → tendu(e)
Relations between the two families had become increasingly strained → Les relations entre les deux familles étaient devenues de plus en plus tendues.

strained

adj
(= unnatural) expression, performance, styleunnatürlich, gekünstelt; laugh, smile, conversationgezwungen; economic situation, relationshipangespannt; meetingsteif; voice, relations, atmosphere, nerves(an)gespannt; he looked rather straineder sah ziemlich abgespannt aus
liquidsdurchgesiebt, durchgeseiht; solidsausgesiebt; vegetablesabgegossen
musclegezerrt; back, eyesüberanstrengt, strapaziert; to have a strained anklesich (dat)den Knöchel verrenkt haben

strained

[streɪnd] adj (muscle) → stirato/a; (arm, ankle) → slogato/a; (heart, eyes) → affaticato/a; (laugh, smile) → forzato/a; (relations) → teso/a; (liquid) → filtrato/a; (solid food) → passato/a

strain1

(strein) verb
1. to exert oneself or a part of the body to the greatest possible extent. They strained at the door, trying to pull it open; He strained to reach the rope.
2. to injure (a muscle etc) through too much use, exertion etc. He has strained a muscle in his leg; You'll strain your eyes by reading in such a poor light.
3. to force or stretch (too far). The constant interruptions were straining his patience.
4. to put (eg a mixture) through a sieve etc in order to separate solid matter from liquid. She strained the coffee.
noun
1. force exerted; Can nylon ropes take more strain than the old kind of rope?.
2. (something, eg too much work etc, that causes) a state of anxiety and fatigue. The strain of nursing her dying husband was too much for her; to suffer from strain.
3. (an) injury especially to a muscle caused by too much exertion. muscular strain.
4. too great a demand. These constant delays are a strain on our patience.
strained adjective
(of a person's manner, behaviour etc) not natural, easy or relaxed. a strained smile.
ˈstrainer noun
a sieve or other utensil for separating solids from liquids. a coffee-/tea-strainer.
strain off
to remove (liquid) from eg vegetables by using a sieve etc. When the potatoes were cooked, she strained off the water.

strained

مَشْدود nepřirozený anspændt angespannt καταπονημένος tenso väkinäinen tendu usiljen teso 不自然な 강요된 gespannen anstrengt napięty tenso растянутый ansträngd ตึงเครียด zorlama gượng ép 紧张的
References in classic literature ?
They talked to her of passion and there was a strained eager quality in their voices and in their eyes when they looked at her.
Soon after Peter renewed his note, Pavel strained himself lifting timbers for a new barn, and fell over among the shavings with such a gush of blood from the lungs that his fellow workmen thought he would die on the spot.
Moreover, when the four boats were lowered, the mate's got the start; and none howled more fiercely with delight than did Steelkilt, as he strained at his oar.
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
The squire and Farmer Grey had worked together, as they said, for more than twenty years to get check-reins on the cart-horses done away with, and in our parts you seldom saw them; and sometimes, if mistress met a heavily laden horse with his head strained up she would stop the carriage and get out, and reason with the driver in her sweet serious voice, and try to show him how foolish and cruel it was.
Her heart swelled and throbbed, and she involuntarily strained him so tight that the little fellow looked up into her face in astonishment.
I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated my as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.
Then there was a pause, and a deeper hush, if possible, and a man knelt down at my feet with a blazing torch; the multitude strained forward, gazing, and parting slightly from their seats without knowing it; the monk raised his hands above my head, and his eyes toward the blue sky, and began some words in Latin; in this attitude he droned on and on, a little while, and then stopped.
The right knee was fractured and the back strained and hurt, but she was conscious and in no immediate danger, so Rebecca wrote, when she had a moment to send aunt Jane the particulars.
For me, the watches of that long night passed in ghastly wakefulness; strained by dread: such dread as children only can feel.
Heathcliff groaned a curse, and strained Catherine closer: she never moved.
The agitation of making his avowal to Magdalen; the terror of finding himself discovered by the housekeeper; the tormenting suspicion of the hard pecuniary conditions which Magdalen's relative and guardian might impose on him -- all these emotions, stirring in conflict together, had overpowered his feebly-working heart with a trial that strained it sorely.