Definition of forcible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːsəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrsəbl//
[only before noun]
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involving the use of physical force forcible repatriation The police checked all windows and doors for signs of forcible entry. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from force, based on Latin fortis ‘strong’.Word Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verb
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