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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
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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  • Likewise, in a geyser, the steam needs a place to go and presses the water forcefully upwards until it bursts out of the ground.
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  • Few scenes grab our attention more forcefully than those where the familiar sits jarringly against the uncomfortably alien.
  • Say you work on a mouse colony, and in each generation you forcefully induce a small, but defined genetic change.
  • Ignorance is not a form of knowing things, as you so forcefully demonstrate.
  • It is critical that administrators act swiftly and forcefully when dealing with aggressive student behavior.
  • Never the type to hold back, academics have forcefully voiced their feelings about the regulations.
  • The smaller bumps would be produced later and so a little less forcefully than the bigger ones.
  • He was shaking his head as forcefully as he could against the weight of the water.
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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