Definition of unforced in English:



  • 1Not produced by effort; natural.

    ‘an unforced cheerfulness’
    • ‘The music is alternately spacious and intricate, lyrical and fiery, but always as natural and unforced as breathing.’
    • ‘Every song feels natural and unforced, every song remains structurally unpredictable.’
    • ‘All three have a natural, unforced chemistry on screen that never needs stirring romantic music to make the point.’
    • ‘And you thought it was all totally natural and unforced, didn't you?’
    • ‘Brauer's interest in people was natural and unforced, and he treated students and colleagues alike with the same warm friendliness.’
    • ‘The dialogue was mostly improvised yet feels natural and unforced.’
    • ‘Although none of the other cast members quite match Suchet's unforced, natural quality, there are other capable performances.’
    • ‘The nice thing about Lane's performance is that there's a natural, unforced quality to it.’
    • ‘But the links between Portuguese and Brazilian music are so strong that the fusion is entirely unforced and natural.’
    • ‘It is directed and acted with aplomb, and funny when it needs to be in an unforced, natural way.’
    • ‘In this case, Collins has a gentle, easygoing manner that makes Murrell's revelations and philosophical musings seem natural and unforced.’
    • ‘There was a natural, totally unforced quality to the performance that is all too rare in contemporary music making.’
    • ‘She has a natural ability and an unforced charm (not to mention the requisite athleticism) that make it easy to accept Sara as much more than a writer's construct.’
    • ‘Every scene in the school seems natural and unforced.’
    • ‘All of it produces a density of comedic effect that manages to come off as natural, unforced.’
    • ‘The voice is still natural and mostly unforced, and I hope very much that her lucky teacher will nurture it with care and wisdom, avoiding the temptation to force it into unsuitable stylistic repertoire as sometimes happens.’
    • ‘Naturalistic and unforced, each character is played with sufficient poise, often understated and enigmatic by nature.’
    • ‘Burns' dialogue has a natural, unforced rhythm that contains a fair number of wry one-liners that compensate for occasional bouts of triteness and pretentiousness.’
    • ‘We were unforced and natural and, crucially, we were also similar.’
    • ‘The choir sing both of these in a natural and unforced manner.’
    natural, unlaboured, easy, unaffected, uncontrived, unmannered, unstilted, unpretentious, without airs, artless, guileless, informal, casual, nonchalant, spontaneous, impromptu, ad lib
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    1. 1.1 Not compelled or constrained.
      ‘his retirement was an unforced departure’
      • ‘Charity - the Koranic precept of almsgiving - was unforced and natural.’
      • ‘What is interesting though is unforced population movement since then.’
      voluntary, unconstrained, unprompted, unbidden, unsolicited, unplanned, unpremeditated, unrehearsed, impulsive, impetuous, unstudied, impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, extempore, extemporaneous
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