forceful
index categorical, cogent, convincing, decisive, dogmatic, drastic, eloquent, forcible, indomitable, insistent, intensive, irresistible, orotund, persuasive, potent, powerful, predominant, prevailing (having superior force), resounding, sound, stringent, strong, trenchant, vehement

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  • forceful — 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

  • Forceful — Force ful, a. Full of or processing force; exerting force; mighty. {Force ful*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Against the steed he threw His forceful spear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forceful — (adj.) 1570s, from FORCE (Cf. force) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Forcefully; forcefulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • forceful — *powerful, potent, forcible, puissant Analogous words: compelling, constraining (see FORCE vb): virile, manful (see MALE): cogent, telling, convincing, compelling (see VALID): *effective, efficient Antonyms: feeble Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forceful — [adj] effective, powerful ball of fire*, bullish*, cogent, coming on strong, commanding, compelling, constraining, convincing, dominant, dynamic, electric, elemental, energetic, forcible, gutsy*, mighty, persuasive, pithy, potent, powerhouse,… …   New thesaurus

  • forceful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful, assertive, or vigorous. DERIVATIVES forcefully adverb forcefulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • forceful — [fôrs′fəl] adj. full of force; powerful, vigorous, effective, cogent, etc. forcefully adv. forcefulness n …   English World dictionary

  • forceful — force|ful [ˈfo:sfəl US ˈfo:rs ] adj 1.) a forceful person expresses their opinions very strongly and clearly and people are easily persuaded by them = ↑strong a forceful personality/character/opponent etc ▪ He gained a reputation as a forceful… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forceful — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)sfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as forceful, you approve of them because they express their opinions and wishes in a strong, emphatic, and confident way. He was a man of forceful character, with considerable… …   English dictionary

  • forceful —  , forcible, forced  Forcible indicates the use of brute force ( forcible entry ). Forceful suggests a potential for force ( forceful argument, forceful personality ). Forced can be used for forcible (as in forced entry ), but more often is… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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