forcible


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forc·i·ble

 (fôr′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Effected against resistance through the use of force: The police used forcible restraint in order to subdue the assailant.
2. Characterized by force; powerful.

forc′i·bly adv.

forcible

(ˈfɔːsəbəl)
adj
1. done by, involving, or having force
2. convincing or effective: a forcible argument.
ˈforcibleness, ˌforciˈbility n
ˈforcibly adv

for•ci•ble

(ˈfɔr sə bəl, ˈfoʊr-)

adj.
1. done or effected by force: forcible entry; forcible seizure.
2. having or producing force; powerfully effective.
3. convincing, as reasoning: a forcible theory.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
for′ci•ble•ness, for`ci•bil′i•ty, n.
for′ci•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forcible - impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"
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"

forcible

adjective
1. violent, armed, aggressive, compulsory, drastic, coercive forcible resettlement of villagers

forcible

adjective
1. Accomplished by force:
Informal: strong-arm.
2. Full of or displaying force:
Translations

forcible

[ˈfɔːsəbl] ADJ
1. (= done by force) [repatriation, deportation] → forzoso
2. (= effective) [argument, style] → contundente
a forcible reminder of sthun vivo recordatorio de algo

forcible

[ˈfɔːrsɪbəl] adj (= forced) → par la force

forcible

adj
(= forced) repatriation, removalgewaltsam; forcible feedingZwangsernährung f
(= emphatic) speech, declaration, languageeindringlich; argumentüberzeugend; a forcible reminder of somethingeine eindringliche or nachdrückliche Erinnerung an etw (acc)

forcible

[ˈfɔːsəbl] adj (done by force) → fatto/a con la forza; (effective, argument, style) → convincente, efficace
References in classic literature ?
They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
While, for those who preferred a more forcible word, He had different names from these: His intimate friends called him "Candle-ends," And his enemies "Toasted-cheese.
But Machiavel knew not of a Friar Clement, nor a Ravillac, nor a Jaureguy, nor a Baltazar Gerard; yet his rule holdeth still, that nature, nor the engagement of words, are not so forcible, as custom.
Saving--for there is a reservation; and even Mr Dennis was not perfectly happy--saving for one circumstance; to wit, the forcible detention of Dolly and Miss Haredale, in a house almost adjoining his own.
I had been reading these books without his knowledge, and thus he was often at a loss to account for the forcible impressions which had been made upon my fancy.
Lady Greystoke never rode alone at any great distance from the bungalow, and the savage loyalty of the ferocious Waziri warriors who formed a great part of Tarzan's followers seemed to preclude the possibility of a successful attempt at forcible abduction, or of the bribery of the Waziri themselves.
It now writhed in convulsions of pain, and was a forcible type, in its little frame, of the moral agony which Hester Prynne had borne throughout the day.
Dunstan felt as if there must be a little frightening added to the cajolery, for his own arithmetical convictions were not clear enough to afford him any forcible demonstration as to the advantages of interest; and as for security, he regarded it vaguely as a means of cheating a man by making him believe that he would be paid.
At last Don Quixote's end came, after he had received all the sacraments, and had in full and forcible terms expressed his detestation of books of chivalry.
A power of this nature in the Executive, will often have a silent and unperceived, though forcible, operation.
This forcible abduction, so roughly carried out, was accomplished with the rapidity of lightning.
Of all the reminders that she had ever received that her people were socially extinct there was none so forcible as this spoliation.