Synonyms of strained in English:

strained


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adjective

1‘a strained silence’

SYNONYMS
awkward, tense, uneasy, uncomfortable, fraught, edgy, difficult, troubled, embarrassed, unrelaxed, stilted
ANTONYMS

relaxed, friendly

2‘Jean's pale, strained face’

SYNONYMS
drawn, careworn, worn, pinched, tired, exhausted, weary, fatigued, drained
haggard, hollow-cheeked

3‘he gave her a strained smile’

SYNONYMS
forced, constrained, laboured, wooden, stiff, self-conscious, hollow, unnatural
artificial, insincere, false, affected, put-on
ANTONYMS

natural