Word family noun force forcefulness adjective forceful forcible forced verb force adverb forcefully forcibly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforcefulforce‧ful /ˈfɔːsfəl $ ˈfɔːrs-/ adjective 1 PERSUADEa forceful person expresses their opinions very strongly and clearly and people are easily persuaded by them SYN stronga forceful personality/character/opponent etc He gained a reputation as a forceful member of the party.2 PERSUADEforceful arguments, reasons etc are strongly and clearly expressed SYN powerful a forceful attack on government policy3 having a powerful effect that is likely to change a situation The president hasn’t been forceful enough in changing the judicial system. Governments should adopt a more forceful approach to improve the environment.4 using physical forceforcefully adverbforcefulness noun [uncountable]
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forcefulGage is outspoken and forceful.He can be arrogant and forceful.District Judge Claude M.. Hilton's questions were clear and forceful.Betty Friedan was a forceful advocate of women's rights.The 50-year-old incumbent and the 72-year-old challenger appeared equally relaxed, forceful and well rehearsed.When accused of embezzlement, Sharon made a forceful denial.With Richard I can quite see there are forceful grounds for objection.Less forceful, less certain, and less articulate followers may find it impossible to challenge the leader.Let us take a forceful manic who is displaying and functioning on 500 arbitrary units of life force.a manager with a forceful personalitya forceful personality/character/opponent etcJohn McLeish, himself a forceful character, felt as if he had been put through a wringer.She was a forceful personality who did not suffer fools gladly, but her sternness was accompanied by grace and Victorian courtesy.