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forceful

[fawrs-fuh l, fohrs-] /ˈfɔrs fəl, ˈfoʊrs-/
adjective
1.
full of force; powerful; vigorous; effective:
a forceful plea for peace.
2.
acting or driven with force.
Origin of forceful
1565-1575
1565-75; force + -ful
Related forms
forcefully, adverb
forcefulness, noun
unforceful, adjective
unforcefully, adverb
Can be confused
forceful, forcible.
Synonyms
1. cogent, telling.
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  • The law had been laid down so forcefully that neither they nor he dared disobey it.

  • I was forcefully impressed, too, with the class of miners at work.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • It is a string of exciting adventures, yet it forcefully conveys an unforgettable idea and makes a typical Jack London book.

    Cursed George Allan England
  • Of a sudden the idea that they had not smote him forcefully.

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  • She hugged him forcefully to her ample bosom, an embrace from which he quickly released himself.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for forcefully

forceful

/ˈfɔːsfʊl/
adjective
1.
powerful
2.
persuasive or effective
Derived Forms
forcefully, adverb
forcefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forcefully

forceful

adj.

1570s, from force (n.) + -ful. Related: Forcefully; forcefulness.

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