forcible

[fawr-suh-buhl, fohr-]
adjective
1.
done or effected by force: forcible entry into a house.
2.
producing a powerful effect; having force; effective.
3.
convincing, as reasoning: a forcible theory.
4.
characterized by the use of force or violence.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see force, -ible

forcibleness, forcibility, noun
forcibly, adverb
unforcible, adjective
unforcibleness, noun
unforcibly, adverb

forceful, forcible.
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forcible (ˈfɔːsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  done by, involving, or having force
2.  convincing or effective: a forcible argument
 
'forcibleness
 
n
 
forci'bility
 
n
 
'forcibly
 
adv

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forcible
early 15c., from M.Fr. forcible, from O.Fr. forcier (see force). Related: Forcibly.
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Example sentences
If the government's concern was truly the safety of it's people, it could have
  done the same forcible relocations sans dam.
Occasionally, forcible sedation was needed to keep the patient from backing out
  at the last minute.
To our knowledge it was never a forcible situation-it was more an exploration.
Real wars, the forcible defense of our nation and the pursuit of our interests,
  are to be avoided.
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