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 Familyforce noun verbforceful adjectiveforcefully adverbforced adjective (unforced)forcible adjectiveforcibly adverbenforce verb Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from force, based on Latin fortis ‘strong’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forcible