coercive

[koh-ur-siv]
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Origin of coercive

First recorded in 1590–1600; coerce + -ive
Related formsco·er·cive·ly, adverbco·er·cive·ness, nounnon·co·er·cive, adjectivenon·co·er·cive·ly, adverbnon·co·er·cive·ness, noun
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Related Words for coercive

bullying, violent, forced, forceful, intimidating

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Word Origin and History for coercive
adj.

c.1600, from coerce + -ive. Form coercitive (attested from 1630s) is more true to Latin.

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