forcible

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adjective forc·ible \ˈfȯr-sə-bəl\

Definition of forcible

  1. 1 :  effected by force used against opposition or resistance

  2. 2 :  characterized by force, efficiency, or energy :  powerful

forcibleness

noun

forcibly

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Examples of forcible in a sentence

  1. the forcible removal of the rioters

15th Century

First Known Use of forcible

15th century



FORCIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

forcible

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adjective forc·ible \ˈfȯr-sə-bəl\

Definition of forcible for English Language Learners

  • : made or done by physical force or violence


FORCIBLE Defined for Kids

forcible

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adjective forc·ible \ˈfōr-sə-bəl\

Definition of forcible for Students

  1. 1 :  got, made, or done by physical power <a forcible entrance>

  2. 2 :  showing a lot of strength or energy <forcible statements>

forcibly

\-blē\ adverb

Law Dictionary

forcible

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adjective for·ci·ble \ˈfȯr-sə-bəl\

Legal Definition of forcible

  1. :  effected by force or threat of force used against opposition or resistance <a forcible felony>

forcibly

adverb

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