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- 1. forceful (vs. forceless), bruising, drastic, emphatic, exclamatory, firm, strong, forcible, physical, strong-arm, impellent, impetuous, sharp
- usage: 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"
- 2. emphatic, forceful, assertive (vs. unassertive), self-asserting, self-assertive
- usage: forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
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