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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