(adjective, verb)


1. produced by or subjected to forcing

- forced-air heating

- furnaces of the forced-convection type

- forced convection in plasma generators

2. forced or compelled

- promised to abolish forced labor

Similar word(s): involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

3. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency

- a forced landing

Similar word(s): unscheduled

4. lacking spontaneity; not natural

- forced heartiness

Similar word(s): affected, unnatural, constrained, strained

Sentences with forced as an adjective:

- Her forced smile was harder and harder to keep as her critical father kept on complaining about her.


1. simple past tense and past participle of force