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strained, forced, constrained
adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
forced
adj. made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing"
forced
adj. produced by or subjected to forcing; "forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators"

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strained, agonistic
adj. struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
stilted, hokey, contrived, artificial
adj. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
elocutionary
adj. (used of style of speaking) overly embellished; "an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"
mannered
adj. having unnatural mannerisms; "brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom"
plummy
adj. (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich; "the radio announcer's plummy voice"
ironic
adj. characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"
unpredicted, unheralded, unannounced
adj. without warning or announcement; "they arrived unannounced"; "a totally unheralded telegram that his daughter...died last night"- M.A.D.Howe
unlooked-for, out of the blue, unforeseen, unanticipated
adj. not anticipated; "unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden; "unforeseen circumstances"; "a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy"; "like a bolt out of the blue"
unthought-of, unhoped-for, unhoped, unthought
adj. so unexpected as to have not been imagined; "an unhoped-for piece of luck"; "an unthought advantage"; "an unthought-of place to find the key"
upset
adj. used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
unprovided for
adj. not prepared or ready for

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