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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not spontaneous)
a. forced
María saludó a su suegra con una sonrisa forzada.Maria greeted her mother-in-law with a forced smile.
b. unnatural
Las posturas que hacemos en yoga son muy forzadas.The positions we do in yoga are very unnatural.
2. (compelled or obligatory)
a. enforced
Sus forzadas ausencias por razones de trabajo acabaron con su matrimonio.Her enforced absences for work reasons ended up destroying her marriage.
b. forced
El aeropuerto se vio forzado a cerrar ayer debido a la tormenta.The airport was forced to close yesterday because of the storm.
El rodaje sufrió un paro forzado debido al mal tiempo.They were forced to suspend filming due to bad weather.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (man forced to row)
a. galley slave
Scipio prometió la libertad a los forzados después de la guerra si demostraban ser buenos remeros.Scipio promised freedom to his galley slaves after the war, if they proved to be good rowers.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. forced
trabajos forzadoshard labor
verse forzado a hacer algoto find oneself forced to do something
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1 (obligado) forced
verse forzado a hacer algo to be forced o obliged to do sth; con una sonrisa forzada with a forced smile
2 [+puerta, cerradura] forced
3 (rebuscado) [+traducción, estilo, metáfora] forced
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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