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forced

adjective
     
forced
1 a forced smile, laugh etc is not natural or sincere:
'Oh, hello,' said Eileen, with forced brightness.
2 [only before noun] done suddenly and quickly because the situation makes it necessary, not because it was planned or wanted:
The plane had to make a forced landing in a field.
the forced repatriation of thousands of refugees

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