/ˈfɔrs fəl, ˈfoʊrs-/
; powerful; vigorous; effective:
a forceful plea for peace.
acting or driven with
Can be confused
persuasive or effective
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Described less simply, it's a deeply unusual and forceful thing to have in your hands.
They're cowards, and a forceful response will end the situation.
Most were too declarative, too forceful for this place in the narrative.
There was not one mention of violence or forceful upheaval.
Getting both the timing and level of forceful intervention right, for example, has too often proved to be an inexact science.
When the short interest is eliminated a forceful supporting element is removed from the market.
The transitional government is unlikely to take forceful measures in the run-up to the election.
And in some military circles, bloggers have gained forceful advocates.
It is not a matter of whether the posters find forceful reunification acceptable or not.
But be forceful and clear about their performance and about how their grades will be determined.
It is a deeply affecting film, with a forceful message.
But the same forceful personality that allowed him to accomplish so much has contributed to his downfall.
The fact that slang is apt and forceful makes its use irresistibly tempting.
He was incredibly sprightly and forceful, especially for a centenarian.
He may make a forceful case, but he's simply ignorant.
It's a net positive, but not nearly as positive as an earlier forceful intervention could have been.
The more utterly the protagonist is crushed, the more urgent and forceful the message.
To forge a warm bond with a work of art in such a setting takes forceful concentration.
Soon the stern shooing turned into forceful shoving.
Any forceful disturbance-an earthquake or a volcanic eruption, for instance-could have disrupted the pressurized gas.
When they contracted, they pulled the leg backwards, powering a forceful running stroke.
They stuck with data and science, got more and more intense and forceful, and forgot all about empathy.
The third scene in each act climactically represents a nonviolent but forceful act of political resistance.
The answer was not negotiated agreements but the forceful overthrow of those regimes.
So let me say that it has many good qualities, and much forceful argument.
If he had a failing, it may have been that he gave in to them too much and wasn't more forceful with his opinions.
He'd been there a longer time and he was stronger, more forceful, said what he thought.
But the new complications are frighteningly quick and forceful.
The effect is forceful, whether seeing these pictures for the first time or the fiftieth.
Some reports have the police baton-charging or using more forceful means against the demonstrators.
Although it is done in largely subdued style, she makes the role both forceful and believable.
Awkward postures causing extreme bending and reaching, static standing, and forceful pulling actions.