unforcibly

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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