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forceful

[ fawrs-fuhl, fohrs- ]
/ ˈfɔrs fəl, ˈfoʊrs- /
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adjective

full of force; powerful; vigorous; effective: a forceful plea for peace.
acting or driven with force.

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Origin of forceful

First recorded in 1565–75; force + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM forceful

force·ful·ly, adverbforce·ful·ness, nounun·force·ful, adjectiveun·force·ful·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH forceful

forceful , forcible
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British Dictionary definitions for forceful

forceful
/ (ˈfɔːsfʊl) /

adjective

powerful
persuasive or effective

Derived forms of forceful

forcefully, adverbforcefulness, noun
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