forcefulness


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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.

forcefulness

The following words can all be used to describe a person who speaks and acts in a strong, determined, and confident way:

aggressiveassertivedomineeringforcefulin-your-face
overbearingpositivepushyself-confidentstrong-willed
tyrannical 
1. complimentary words

Assertive, forceful, positive, self-confident, and strong-willed are complimentary words.

Women have become more assertive in the past decade.
He was a man of forceful character, with considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
She'd blossomed into a self-confident young woman.
2. negative words

Aggressive, domineering, in-your-face, overbearing, pushy, and tyrannical are used to show disapproval of someone's behaviour. Pushy is used mainly in conversation.

Many of her women friends also had domineering husbands.
Teddy abandoned subtlety and tried the in-your-face approach.
We worry about being pushy parents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forcefulness - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
brunt - main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"
momentum, impulse - an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"
vigor, vigour, energy, zip - forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense

forcefulness

noun
The capacity to exert an influence:
Translations

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːsfʊlnɪs] N [of person] → fortaleza f; [of argument] → contundencia f

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːrsfʊlnɪs] n [character] → détermination f

forcefulness

n
(of kick, punch)Wucht f
(= vigour, of person, manner, action, intervention) → energische or entschlossene Art; (of character, personality)Stärke f; (of rejection, criticism, denial)Entschiedenheit f; (of speech, statement, language, style)Eindringlichkeit f; (of argument, = strength) → Eindringlichkeit f; (= conviction)Überzeugungskraft f

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːsfʊlnɪs] nforza
References in classic literature ?
Dryden's vigorous instincts largely saved him from this fault; by skilful variations in accents and pauses and by terse forcefulness of expression he gave the couplet firmness as well as smoothness.
But Saxon had no eyes for the love-making, the pleading forcefulness, the shy reluctance, of man and maid.
And the fish-like shoal of great airships hovering light and sunlit above, filling the sky, seemed equally remote from the ugly forcefulness of war.
There were offers from the Premier League, but the team that moved with more forcefulness was AC Milan: the Rossonerian team looks for a profile with their international experience as Reina has just become the fourth player with more European appearances with a club, 165 games, behind Casillas, Maldini and Xavi.
There was obviously some sensitivity to the forcefulness of it, but frankly, I wasn't surprised by the forcefulness of it, because I know the prime minister's strong views on this and his lived experience.
The all-caps font gives the messages an unapologetic forcefulness and urgency.
Nominated artists must possess a series of eligibility requirements including: a body of work characterized by artistic integrity, innovativeness, and forcefulness of ideas; responsiveness to contemporary realities; evidence of sustained artistic activity for the past three years; engagement with contemporary visual art forms; Filipino citizenship; and proof of being born after 1978.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, who with due firmness and forcefulness condemn these false, injurious and absurd claims, draw the attention of national and international public opinion to the fact that the proposals of the journalist and The Daily Mail only form part of the propaganda campaign that has been running for over three decades by certain western countries, which failed in its mercenary invasion led from England by Simon Mann, backed by the United Kingdom and Spain, to put the opponent Severo Moto Nsa in the presidential seat.
The input of Chic maestro Nile Rodgers and Miles Davis guitar legend John Scofield helped give Laura confidence and add depth and forcefulness to her new songs.
They rise to the surface with quiet forcefulness, refuse to fall into "oblivion," and inform every gesture and word -- a deceptively simple concept with fascinating ramifications.
FUW president Glyn Roberts said: "Gareth has been a towering presence within the FUW and has represented us with great dignity and forcefulness.