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co·er·cive

 (kō-ûr′sĭv)
adj.
Characterized by or inclined to coercion.

co·er′cive·ly adv.
co·er′cive·ness n.

co•er•cive

(koʊˈɜr sɪv)

adj.
serving or tending to coerce.
[1590–1600]
co•er′cive•ly, adv.
co•er′cive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coercive - serving or intended to coerce; "authority is directional instead of coercive"
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

coercive

adjective
Accomplished by force:
Informal: strong-arm.
Translations

coercive

[kəʊˈɜːsɪv] ADJcoactivo, coercitivo

coercive

[kəʊˈɜːrsɪv] adj [power, measure] → coercitif/ive

coercive

adjZwangs-

coercive

[kəʊˈɜːsɪv] adjcoercitivo/a
References in periodicals archive ?
While the medical setting's coerciveness is subtle (Hoffman, 1979), there may be a focus on suppressing undesirable behavior of the patient (Flanagan & Liberman, 1982).
The bipartisan bill assigns $361 billion for the next two years to help identify and assist victims that had been kidnapped, exploited, enslaved by their employment, trafficked involuntarily or falsely incarcerated by means of fraud or coerciveness, as well as sexual commercial exploitation, sexual tourism, prostitution or pornography, being abused to the degree of being murdered.
First of all, the phrase "X plies Y with liquor until the latter is drunk" carries undertones of coerciveness, while the situation under consideration takes place in a purely voluntary social context.
178) We should thus be concerned about the possibility that a system of retributive parole might attach such harsh consequences to a parole denial that the system would cross that uncertain line into unacceptable coerciveness.
I'm not sure if this is a victory for Bloom or for freedom of thought or for Falstaff or simply testifies to the coerciveness of my own love of Bloom's reading, but by the time they write their papers on the play, only a few (but thankfully, usually a few) dare to reject Falstaff.
22) Whether because of these tactics, or because the warnings themselves are simply unable to dispel the inherent coerciveness of interrogation, (23) the overwhelming majority of suspects waive their rights and agree to talk to the police without the assistance of counsel.
For bad people as well as good, therefore, law's coerciveness looms large.
Violence also has strong connotations of coerciveness and restriction of autonomy.
By using the uniform coerciveness and continuity of the bilinear form [a.
An episode from Coetzee's memoir Boyhood testifies to the strength and coerciveness of dichotomies imposed by the Cold War and reshaped by the apartheid culture.
503) In refusing to legally recognize historical polygamy, the government has long stated a genuine secular interest in avoiding the coercive costs that historical polygamy poses, (504) and modern courts continue to apply this coerciveness analysis to individuals seeking legal recognition of historical polygamous relationships, particularly when minors are involved.
The coerciveness of prepackaged femininity and the nauseous entwining of postwar American consumerism with the destruction in Vietnam inspire these montages, in which ads filled with nubile models are made to speak against themselves and lovely homes are infiltrated with shots of burning villages, napalmed peasants, and tense GIs.