Characterized by or full of force; effective: was persuaded by the forceful speaker to register to vote; enacted forceful measures to reduce drug abuse.
The following words can all be used to describe a person who speaks and acts in a strong, determined, and confident way:
|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.
|Noun||1.||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"
- an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"
- forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
The capacity to exert an influence:
n (of kick, punch)
→ Wucht f
, 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] n