- 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(of opinions, etc.) expressed firmly and clearly so that other people believe them a forceful argument/speech
- 3using force the forceful suppression of minorities Word Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (≠unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verb
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NAmE//ˈfɔrsfəli//adverb He argued his case forcefully.
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