Definition of emphatic
- an emphatic refusal
They were emphatic about their political differences.
the governor issued an emphatic denial of all charges
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First Known Use: 1602See Words from the same year
: said or done in a forceful or definite way
: speaking or acting in a forceful way
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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