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force·ful

 (fôrs′fəl)
adj.
Characterized by or full of force; effective: was persuaded by the forceful speaker to register to vote; enacted forceful measures to reduce drug abuse.

force′ful·ly adv.
force′ful·ness n.

forceful

(ˈfɔːsfʊl)
adj
1. powerful
2. persuasive or effective
ˈforcefully adv
ˈforcefulness n

force•ful

(ˈfɔrs fəl, ˈfoʊrs-)

adj.
1. full of force; powerful; vigorous: a forceful blow.
2. effective; cogent; telling: a forceful plea for justice.
[1565–75]
force′ful•ly, adv.
force′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"
forceless, unforceful - lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument"
2.forceful - forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

forceful

adjective
1. dynamic, powerful, vigorous, potent, assertive He was a man of forceful character.
dynamic weak, exhausted, faint, powerless, frail, feeble, enervated, spent
2. powerful, strong, convincing, effective, compelling, persuasive, weighty, pithy, cogent, telling This is a forceful argument for joining them.

forceful

adjective
1. Full of or displaying force:
2. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
3. Expressed or performed with emphasis:
4. Bold and definite in character:
Translations
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kraftfuldstærk
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kraftmikill, öflugur

forceful

[ˈfɔːsfʊl] ADJ [personality] → enérgico, fuerte; [argument] → contundente, convincente

forceful

[ˈfɔːrsfʊl] adj
[person] → énergique
[reminder, impression] → puissant(e)

forceful

adj
(= hard) blow, kickkräftig, wuchtig
(= vigorous) person, manner, actionenergisch; character, personalitystark; rejection, criticism, denialentschieden; speech, statement, language, styleeindringlich; remindereindringlich, nachdrücklich; argument (= strong)eindringlich; (= convincing)überzeugend; he was forceful in his refusaler weigerte sich entschieden; she was forceful in her condemnation of the regimesie verurteilte das Regime aufs schärfste or Schärfste

forceful

[ˈfɔːsfʊl] adj (personality) → forte; (argument) → valido/a

force

(foːs) noun
1. strength or power that can be felt. the force of the wind.
2. a person or thing that has great power. the forces of Nature.
3. (sometimes with capital) a group of men prepared for action. the police force; the Royal Air Force.
verb
1. to make (someone or something) do something, go somewhere etc, often against his etc will. He forced me to give him money.
2. to achieve by strength or effort. He forced a smile despite his grief.
forced adjective
done with great effort. a forced march.
ˈforceful adjective
powerful. a forceful argument.
ˈforcefully adverb
ˈforces noun plural
the army, navy and air force considered together. The Forces played a large part in the parade.
in/into force
in or into operation; working or effective. The new law is now in force.
References in classic literature ?
His reply was in a way characteristic of him, for it was logical and forceful and mysterious.
The battle reflection that shone for an instant in the faces on the mad current made the youth feel that forceful hands from heaven would not have been able to have held him in place if he could have got intelligent control of his legs.
Of her sons-in-law he was the one she had most consistently ignored; and all his wife's efforts to represent him as a man of forceful character and marked intellectual ability (if he had only "chosen") had been met with a derisive chuckle.
Englishmen turned in disgust from the slow, complex, civilised methods of their national politics to this uncompromising, forceful figure.
She looked at him curiously - at his ugly tweed suit, his yellow boots, and up into the strong, forceful face with eyes set in deep hollows under his protruding brows, at the heavy jaws giving a certain coarseness to his expression, which his mouth and forehead, well-shaped though they were, could not altogether dispel.
And speaking of business, how do you like my forceful American methods?
Looking up, he saw a reluctant horse and a forceful rider plunging in mid- air down upon him.
He chose to sing of humble life because there men's thoughts and feelings were more free from art and restraint, there they spoke a plainer, more forceful language, there they were in touch with all that was lasting and true in Nature.
Questions to be asked in regard to external style are such as these: Is it good or bad, careful or careless, clear and easy or confused and difficult; simple or complex; terse and forceful (perhaps colloquial) or involved and stately; eloquent, balanced, rhythmical; vigorous, or musical, languid, delicate and decorative; varied or monotonous; plain or figurative; poor or rich in connotation and poetic suggestiveness; beautiful, or only clear and strong?
On deck he had overborne my stubborn perplexity by dint of a forced though forceful joviality; in his cabin the gloves were off.
Underneath was a man of iron, square-jawed, nervous, forceful.
It was almost exactly thus that he had felt in the days when he had gone in for boxing and had stopped forceful swings with the more sensitive portions of his person.