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forceful

adjective force·ful \ˈfrs-fəl\

: having a strong and confident quality

: expressed in a way that is effective and that influences people's thoughts and ideas

: done with military or physical force

Full Definition of FORCEFUL

:  possessing or filled with force :  effective <a forceful argument>
force·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
force·ful·ness noun

Examples of FORCEFUL

  1. He has a very forceful personality.
  2. She's a confident and forceful leader.
  3. They have made a forceful argument in favor of changing the system.
  4. The government has threatened to use more forceful measures if necessary.

First Known Use of FORCEFUL

1571
FORCEFUL Defined for Kids

forceful

adjective force·ful \ˈfrs-fəl\

Definition of FORCEFUL for Kids

:  having much strength :  vigorous <forceful action> <a forceful speech>
force·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
force·ful·ness noun

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