emphatic

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
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adj spoken with emphasis

“an emphatic word”
Synonyms:
emphasised, emphasized
accented, stressed
bearing a stress or accent

adj sudden and strong

“an emphatic no”
Synonyms:
exclamatory
forceful
characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

adj 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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