forceful

Something forceful is strong and firm. A politician's forceful speech is self-assured and energetic, and it makes the audience sit up and take notice.

One meaning of forceful is all about physical strength: "The forceful throw carried the football past the goalposts." Another way to be forceful is to be emphatic or vehement: "The child's forceful refusal to go to bed could not be ignored by the sleepy babysitter." Forceful literally means "full of force," and force comes from the Latin fortis, "strong, firm, or steadfast."

Definitions of forceful
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adj 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”
Synonyms:
bruising
brutally forceful and compelling
drastic
forceful and extreme and rigorous
emphatic, exclamatory
sudden and strong
firm, strong
strong and sure
forcible, physical, strong-arm
impelled by physical force especially against resistance
impellent
forcing forward or onward; impelling
impetuous
marked by violent force
sharp
quick and forceful
Antonyms:
forceless, unforceful
lacking force; feeble
wimpish, wimpy
weak and ineffectual
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adj forceful and definite in expression or action

Synonyms:
emphatic
assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive
aggressively self-assured

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