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forceful

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

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