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 ?
Then came a representation of the light and graceful movements of a canoe, set in forcible contrast to the tottering steps of one enfeebled and tired.
It is a very genuine admiration, that with which persons too shy or too awkward to take a due part in the bustling world regard the real actors in life's stirring scenes; so genuine, in fact, that the former are usually fain to make it palatable to their self-love, by assuming that these active and forcible qualities are incompatible with others, which they choose to deem higher and more important.
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.
Which I meantersay, Pip," Joe now observed in a manner that was at once expressive of forcible argumentation, strict confidence, and great politeness, "as I hup and married your sister, and I were at the time what you might call (if you was anyways inclined) a single man.
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.
I fled, but he pursu'd (though more, it seems, Inflam'd with lust then rage) and swifter far, Me overtook his mother all dismaid, And in embraces forcible and foule Ingendring with me, of that rape begot These yelling Monsters that with ceasless cry Surround me, as thou sawst, hourly conceiv'd And hourly born, with sorrow infinite To me, for when they list into the womb That bred them they return, and howle and gnaw My Bowels, their repast; then bursting forth Afresh with conscious terrours vex me round, That rest or intermission none I find.
At this moment a distant noise of barking and growling, which the traveller had for some time heard, became extremely loud and furious, and made the knight suppose that the hermit, alarmed by his threat of making forcible entry, had called the dogs who made this clamour to aid him in his defence, out of some inner recess in which they had been kennelled.
Chichester Erskine, author of a tragedy entitled 'The Patriot Martyrs,' dedicated with enthusiastic devotion to the Spirit of Liberty and half a dozen famous upholders of that principle, and denouncing in forcible language the tyranny of the late Tsar of Russia, Bomba of Naples, and Napoleon the Third?
A power of this nature in the Executive, will often have a silent and unperceived, though forcible, operation.
They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
Fettes became instantly sober; his eyes awoke, his voice became clear, loud, and steady, his language forcible and earnest.
This forcible abduction, so roughly carried out, was accomplished with the rapidity of lightning.