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Definition of forceful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of people) expressing opinions firmly and clearly in a way that persuades other people to believe them synonym assertive a forceful woman/speaker a forceful personality
  2. 2(of opinions, etc.) expressed firmly and clearly so that other people believe them a forceful argument/speech
  3. 3using force the forceful suppression of minorities
  4. Word Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verb
adverb He argued his case forcefully.
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noun [uncountable]
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