Related formsforce·ful·ly, adverbforce·ful·ness, nounun·force·ful, adjectiveun·force·ful·ly, adverb
Can be confusedforceful forcible
Examples from the Web for forceful
Allen met every one of his arguments with a forceful counterargument.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were engaged in a forceful and effective campaign to keep this information from Congress, the press and the American people.
Always spare, often forceful, Ryan Adams alternates tough pop songs with tender, unsparing ballads.
For the minority who want conflict, they will get a forceful answer from the Ukrainian authorities.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats|David Patrikarakos|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man who appears resolute and forceful in public is, behind closed doors, cowering in fear.
This demonstrates in a forceful way the proposition that the larger the surface the less power will be needed.Flying Machines|W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
He declared it, in his own forceful language, to be the “mother of mischiefs.”
Forceful it sung along the air; but the goblin advanced with hasty steps among the clouds.Imogen|William Godwin
But Emma was alert and forceful enough to keep just one jump ahead of the swift-moving times.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
Efficient in the handling of plough or gun or lorry, woe to the hapless babe or invalid subjected to their hard, forceful touch!Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy