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forcible

adjective forc·ible \ˈfr-sə-bəl\

: made or done by physical force or violence

Full Definition of FORCIBLE

1
:  effected by force used against opposition or resistance
2
:  characterized by force, efficiency, or energy :  powerful
forc·ible·ness noun
forc·ibly \-blē\ adverb
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Examples of FORCIBLE

  1. the forcible removal of the rioters

First Known Use of FORCIBLE

15th century
FORCIBLENESS Defined for Kids

forcible

adjective forc·ible \ˈfōr-sə-bəl\

Definition of FORCIBLE for Kids

1
:  got, made, or done by physical power <a forcible entrance>
2
:  showing a lot of strength or energy <forcible statements>
forc·ibly \-blē\ adverb

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