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em·phat·ic

 (ĕm-făt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Expressed or performed with emphasis: responded with an emphatic "no."
2. Forceful and definite in expression or action.
3. Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
4. Linguistics Pharyngealized, velarized, or ejective. Used of consonants in Semitic languages.

[Medieval Latin emphaticus, from Greek emphatikos, from emphainein, to exhibit, display; see emphasis.]

em·phat′i·cal·ly adv.

emphatically

(ɪmˈfætɪkəlɪ; -klɪ)
adv
1. with emphasis or force
2. definitely or unquestionably
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.emphatically - without question and beyond doubt; "it was decidedly too expensive"; "she told him off in spades"; "by all odds they should win"

emphatically

adverb
1. forcefully, vigorously, vehemently, earnestly, energetically, insistently Mr Davies has emphatically denied the charges.
2. definitely, certainly, absolutely, positively, categorically Hurting her feelings was emphatically not my intention.

emphatically

adverb
In a direct, positive manner:
Informal: flat out.
Translations
بِتَوكيد، مُشَدِّدا
bestemteftertrykkeligt
meî áherslu, eindregiî
dôrazne
üstüne basa basa

emphatically

[ɪmˈfætɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. (= forcefully) [say, reply, reject] → categóricamente, enérgicamente; [deny, refuse] → rotundamente, categóricamente
he shook his head emphaticallydijo que no con la cabeza de manera rotunda
most emphatically [say, reply] → de la forma más contundente; [deny, refuse] → de la forma más rotunda
2. (= definitely) → decididamente, sin lugar a dudas

emphatically

[ɪmˈfætɪkəli] adv [deny, reject, endorse] → catégoriquement; [say, reply, declare] → énergiquement

emphatically

adv
(= forcefully) saynachdrücklich, mit Nachdruck; nodnachdrücklich, entschieden; reply, rejectentschieden; denyenergisch, entschieden; most emphaticallymit allem Nachdruck
(= definitely)eindeutig; most emphaticallyganz eindeutig; emphatically notauf (gar) keinen Fall

emphatically

[ɪmˈfætɪklɪ] adv (speak) → con enfasi; (deny, refuse) → categoricamente

emphasis

(ˈemfəsis) nounplural ˈemphases (-siːz)
1. stress put on certain words in speaking etc; greater force of voice used in words or parts of words to make them more noticeable. In writing we sometimes underline words to show emphasis.
2. force; firmness. `I do not intend to go,' he said with emphasis.
3. importance given to something. He placed great emphasis on this point.
ˈemphasize, ˈemphasise verb
to lay or put emphasis on. You emphasize the word `too' in the sentence `Are you going too?'; He emphasized the importance of working hard.
emˈphatic (-ˈfӕ-) adjective
(negative unemphatic) expressed with emphasis; firm and definite. an emphatic denial; He was most emphatic about the importance of arriving on time.
emˈphatically adverb

to emphasize (not emphasize on) a point.
References in classic literature ?
This amiable spirit was felt at once, and both aunts `my deared' her affectionately, looking what they afterward said emphatically, "That child improves every day.
I have a pre- sentiment," he declared emphatically.
It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
His gifts were emphatically those of a man of business; prompt, acute, clear-minded; with an eye that saw through all perplexities, and a faculty of arrangement that made them vanish as by the waving of an enchanter's wand.
In sum, gentlemen, what the wildness of this canal life is, is emphatically evinced by this; that our wild whale-fishery contains so many of its most finished graduates, and that scarce any race of mankind, except Sydney men, are so much distrusted by our whaling captains.
I have never approved of the very public manner in which some of our western friends have conducted what they call the ~underground railroad,~ but which I think, by their open declarations, has been made most emphatically the ~upperground railroad.
Elton emphatically, "which I should not have thought myself privileged to inquire into.
Noel Vanstone is emphatically the meanest of mankind.
It was so emphatically a fallen sport--a something, once innocent, delivered over to all devilry--a healthy pastime changed into a means of angering the blood, bewildering the senses, and steeling the heart.
You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
He's as like her, Dick,' said my aunt, emphatically, 'he's as like her, as she was that afternoon before she began to fret - bless my heart, he's as like her, as he can look at me out of his two eyes
He was, if ever a child was," said my sister, most emphatically.