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.
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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.
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

forcefulness

noun
The capacity to exert an influence:
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Translations

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːsfʊlnɪs] N [of person] → fortaleza f; [of argument] → contundencia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːrsfʊlnɪs] n [character] → détermination f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

forcefulness

[ˈfɔːsfʊlnɪs] nforza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995