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: effected by force used against opposition or resistance
: characterized by force, efficiency, or energy : powerful
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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force to be reckoned with
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: made or done by physical force or violence
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: got, made, or done by physical power
a forcible entrance
: showing a lot of strength or energy
Other words from forcible
: effected by force or threat of force used against opposition or resistance
a forcible felony
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