Translation of forced in Spanish:

forced

forzado, adj.

Pronunciation: /fɔːst//fɔrst/

adjective

  • 1

    • I took the drinks to the table, laid them down on the chequered surface with a forced smile, and returned to my stool.
    • Eddy said he is practising using that forced smile on photos nowadays.
    • I was never a fan of wave action anyway as it always felt forced and unnatural!
    • I topped up her beaker a few times and we made an effort at conversation, but it was forced and stilted.
    • She flashed the other woman a forced smile before quickly returning her attention to her daughter.
    • There are some very forced and unnatural interpretations in this book.
    • That operation could give life, but is life ours to give away, in such a forced unnatural state?
    • Oh, my, I do ache, what with the remnants of last night's forced smiles and anxieties.
    • He gave me a very forced smile - I wonder if he has worked out who I am?
    • I thanked her again; but with a smile a little more forced than previously.
    • The people you meet there are all the same too, and underneath the forced smiles and jaded handshakes you detect great reservoirs of boredom.
    • To this point, every hockey game has made the backhand gesture a little too forced and grandiose.
    • She gritted her teeth, then slowly turned around, a forced smile on her face.
    • I was also wearing a forced smile on a face smeared with loads of talcum powder.
    • Not knowing how to respond, her teacher gave her a forced smile and reached in one of her drawers for a matchbook.
    • There is always a sense of artificiality, of distance maintained, of forced bonhomie.
    • It took a second, and a forced effort, for everything to come back into focus.
    • She stopped herself and put on a forced smile for the battery of cameras facing her.
    • This response may be noted with a spontaneous smile but not with forced facial movements.
    • Or are there barely visible signs of tragedy hidden behind that forced smile?
    • 1.1(compulsory)

      (labor) forzado
      (attendance) obligatorio
      • No doubt, slavery had a profound impact on the Americas, but more than simply a supply of forced labor.
      • We oppose all government back-to-work orders as the imposition of a form of forced labor.
      • Yet perhaps forced busing - physically taking all children to mixed schools - is the only solution.
      • It is obvious that a new law is needed making coercing, aiding or abetting someone into a forced marriage a criminal offence.
      • He is known for bringing a lawsuit against Japanese corporations for forced labor during WWII.
      • How did Mark Twain end up fighting against forced labor in the Belgian Congo?
      • Guard dogs had not barked and there were no signs of forced entry.
      • The French set up a bureaucracy to administer the colony and collected taxes and requisitioned forced labor.
      • We would probably not today know of police coercion, brutality, forced confessions and rigged trials.
      • However, detectives said they are keeping an open mind as there was no sign of forced entry and they were not sure if the theft was planned or opportunist.
      • Myanmar's ruling junta passed a degree in September 1999 declaring forced labor illegal.
      • But the Police Reform Act 2002 had added in the power to require the forced resignation of a chief constable.
      • We never reached Vienna, the train was seized by German military police and we ended up in a forced labor camp near Hamburg.
      • He said police were investigating robbery as a possible motive for the murder and they believe she let her killer in as there was no sign of forced entry.
      • Detectives think the thieves would have needed a vehicle to load the heavy equipment, but there was no sign of forced entry at the headquarters.
      • They returned to find signs of forced entry with the outside security light broken and door-lock jammed.
      • Some even view it as a form of forced medication and mental and physical control.
      • The reasonable grounds (for her arrest) were the fact that the house in question had no signs of a forced entry.
      • They are connected with the opium economy and impose forced labour on the communities.
      • I heard stories about suffering, especially of the Indonesians in forced labor, the romusha.

    • 1.2(due to necessity)

      (landing/stopover) forzoso

  • 2

    (unnatural, false)
    (smile/gesture) forzado