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

adj spoken with emphasis

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

adj sudden and strong

“an emphatic no”
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”
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive
aggressively self-assured

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