Synonyms of strained in English:

strained


See definition of strained

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