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forceful

adjective

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1 having the power to persuade
  • made a very forceful argument against going to war

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2 marked by or uttered with forcefulness
  • kept asking until I gave a very forceful and blunt "no"

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3 not showing weakness or uncertainty
  • took a forceful stand on the highly controversial issue

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4 having power over the minds or behavior of others
  • a forceful speaker whose words moved the audience to tears

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The first known use of forceful was in 1571

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“Forceful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forceful. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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