emphaticalness

emphatic

[em-fat-ik]
adjective
1.
uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis; strongly expressive.
2.
using emphasis in speech or action.
3.
forceful; insistent: a big, emphatic man; I must be emphatic about this particular.
4.
very impressive or significant; strongly marked; striking: the emphatic beauty of sunset.
5.
clearly or boldly outlined: It stands, like a great, stone dagger, emphatic against the sky.
6.
Grammar. of or pertaining to a form used to add emphasis, especially, in English, stressed auxiliary do in affirmative statements, as in He did call you or I do like it.
7.
Phonetics. having a secondary velar articulation, as certain dental consonants in Arabic.
noun
8.
an emphatic consonant.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek emphatikós indicative, forceful, equivalent to *emphat(ós) (em- em-2 + phatós, variant of phantós visible, equivalent to phan-, stem of phaínesthai to appear + -tos adj. suffix) + -ikos -ic

emphatically, adverb
emphaticalness, noun
unemphatic, adjective
unemphatically, adverb


3. positive, energetic, forcible, pronounced, decided, unequivocal, definite.


3. weak.
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emphatic (ɪmˈfætɪk)
 
adj
1.  expressed, spoken, or done with emphasis
2.  forceful and positive; definite; direct: an emphatic personality
3.  sharp or clear in form, contour, or outline
4.  important or significant; stressed: the emphatic points in an argument
5.  phonetics denoting certain dental consonants of Arabic that are pronounced with accompanying pharyngeal constriction
 
n
6.  phonetics an emphatic consonant, as used in Arabic
 
[C18: from Greek emphatikos expressive, forceful, from emphainein to exhibit, display, from phainein to show]

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emphatic
1708, from Gk. emphatikos, variant of emphantikos, from emphan- (see emphasis). Related: Emphatically.
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