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strained, agonistic
adj. struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
strained, forced, constrained
adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
laboured, strained, labored
adj. lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"

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halting
adj. fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow"
weighty
adj. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems"

Synonyms (26)

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"
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"
strained, forced, constrained
adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
elocutionary
adj. (used of style of speaking) overly embellished; "an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"
elocutionary
adj. (used of style of speaking) overly embellished; "an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"
mannered
adj. having unnatural mannerisms; "brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom"
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"
plummy
adj. (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich; "the radio announcer's plummy voice"
agrestic
adj. (of behavior) rustic and uncouth; "the agrestic behavior of a country boy"
clunky, unwieldy, ungainly, clumsy, gawky
adj. lacking grace in movement or posture; "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"
wooden
adj. lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden"; "a wooden smile"

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