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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 ?
I hope you do not object, sir, to my having stated in public, emphatically, that he will reappear here, whenever any new suspicion may be awakened, or any new circumstance may come to light in this extraordinary matter?
The situation at this period was emphatically a serious one.
Lise, I beg you to desist," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.
That the case of Mary Jones may speak the more emphatically for itself, I subjoin it, as related by SIR WILLIAM MEREDITH in a speech in Parliament, 'on Frequent Executions', made in 1777.
As she raised her head to forbid him the more emphatically, she met his gaze, which was grave and expectant.
Rachel Lynde said emphatically after the funeral that Ruby Gillis was the handsomest corpse she ever laid eyes on.
When the song was ended, the anchorite emphatically declared it a good one, and well sung.
Referring the examination of the principle itself to another place, as has been already mentioned, it will be sufficient to remark here that, in the sense of the author who has been most emphatically quoted upon the occasion, it would only dictate a reduction of the SIZE of the more considerable MEMBERS of the Union, but would not militate against their being all comprehended in one confederate government.
Utterson ALONE, and in case of his predecease to be destroyed unread," so it was emphatically superscribed; and the lawyer dreaded to behold the contents.
It is emphatically HIS end of the ship, though, of course, he is the executive supervisor of the whole.
At first she only nodded emphatically, but she was presently unable to resist the temptation to be more explicit.
The native strength of their constitution is no way shown more emphatically than in the quantity of sleep they can endure.