forceful

adjective force·ful \ ˈfȯrs-fəl \

Definition of forceful

:possessing or filled with force :effective
  • a forceful argument

forcefully

play \ˈfȯrs-fə-lē\ adverb

forcefulness

noun

Examples of forceful in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of forceful

1571


FORCEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

forceful

adjective

Definition of forceful for English Language Learners

  • : 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


FORCEFUL Defined for Kids

forceful

adjective force·ful \ ˈfȯrs-fəl \

Definition of forceful for Students

:having much strength :vigorous
  • forceful action
  • a forceful speech

forcefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

forcefulness

noun


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