: uttered with or marked by emphasis <an emphatic refusal>
: tending to express oneself in forceful speech or to take decisive action
: attracting special attention
Examples of EMPHATIC
- They were emphatic about their political differences.
- <the governor issued an emphatic denial of all charges>
Origin of EMPHATIC
First Known Use: 1635
Related to EMPHATIC
- aggressive, assertive, dynamic, energetic, forceful, full-blooded, muscular, resounding, strenuous, vehement, vigorous, violent
- nonassertive, nonemphatic, unemphatic
Rhymes with EMPHATIC
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