for·ci·ble /'fȯr-sə-bəl/ adj: effected by force or threat of force used against opposition or resistancea forcible felonyfor·ci·bly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
aggressive, authoritative, binding, brought about by force, coercive, commanding, compelling, compulsory, controlling, convincing, dominant, done by force, drastic, emphatic, energetic, enforced, forceful, full of power, full of strength, having a strong effect, having force, having great strength, impelling, impressive, incumbent, influential, intense, invincible, oppressive, per vim factus, powerful, predominant, prepotent, prevailing, producing a powerful effect, required, resistless, strong, vehement, vigorous, violent, wielding power
associated concepts: defilement, forcible detainer, forcible dispossession, forcible entry, forcible repossession, forcible trespass, rape, sodomy
cogent, compelling, compulsory, indomitable, irresistible, obligatory, potent, powerful, strong, valid, vehement
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Done by force, compulsion, or violence.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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Forcible — For ci*ble, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster] How forcible are right words! Job. vi. 2? … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
forcible — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. forcible, from O.Fr. forcier (see FORCE (Cf. force)). Related: Forcibly … Etymology dictionary
forcible — forceful, *powerful, potent, puissant Analogous words: vehement, *intense, violent: energetic, strenuous, *vigorous: *aggressive, militant, assertive, self assertive: coercing or coercive (see corresponding verb at FORCE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
forcible — [adj] powerful, aggressive active, armed, assertive, coercive, cogent, compelling, compulsory, drastic, effective, efficient, energetic, forceful, impressive, intense, mighty, militant, persuasive, potent, puissant, strong, telling, valid,… … New thesaurus
forcible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done by force. DERIVATIVES forcibly adverb … English terms dictionary
forcible — [fôr′sə bəl] adj. [ME < OFr] 1. done or effected by force; involving the use of force 2. having force; forceful forcibleness n. forcibly adv … English World dictionary
forcible — forceful, forcible 1. Fowler (1926) identified the difference in meaning as follows: ‘while forcible conveys that force rather than something else is present, forceful conveys that much as opposed to little force is used or shown; compare… … Modern English usage
forcible — for•ci•ble [[t]ˈfɔr sə bəl, ˈfoʊr [/t]] adj. 1) done or effected by force: forcible entry; forcible seizure[/ex] 2) having or producing force; powerfully effective 3) convincing, as reasoning: a forcible theory[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME… … From formal English to slang
forcible — forcibleness, forcibility, n. forcibly, adv. /fawr seuh beuhl, fohr /, adj. 1. done or effected by force: forcible entry into a house. 2. producing a powerful effect; having force; effective. 3. convincing, as reasoning: a forcible theory. 4.… … Universalium
forcible — for|ci|ble [ˈfo:sıbəl US ˈfo:r ] adj done using physical force ▪ the forcible overthrow of the government ▪ signs of forcible entry into the building … Dictionary of contemporary English