Emphatic means forceful and clear. Nicole's mother was emphatic when she told her not to come home late again.

When something is emphatic, it imparts emphasis. A sentence is made emphatic by adding an exclamation point, and the word carries with it the important and urgent feeling of that punctuation mark. If a baseball team defeats another by 10 runs, the victory is emphatic because like strong speech, the victory is clear and forceful.

Definitions of emphatic
  1. adjective
    spoken with emphasis
    “an emphatic word”
    synonyms: emphasised, emphasized
    accented, stressed
    bearing a stress or accent
  2. adjective
    sudden and strong
    “an emphatic no”
    synonyms: exclamatory
    characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
  3. adjective
    forceful and definite in expression or action
    “the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty”
    synonyms: forceful
    assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive
    aggressively self-assured
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