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forcible

[ fawr-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈfɔr sə bəl /
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adjective
done or effected by force: forcible entry into a house.
producing a powerful effect; having force; effective.
convincing, as reasoning: a forcible theory.
characterized by the use of force or violence.
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Origin of forcible

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French; see force, -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM forcible

for·ci·ble·ness, for·ci·bil·i·ty [fawr-suh-bil-i-tee], /ˌfɔr səˈbɪl ɪ ti/, nounfor·ci·bly, adverbun·for·ci·ble, adjectiveun·for·ci·ble·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH forcible

forceful, forcible
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British Dictionary definitions for forcible

forcible
/ (ˈfɔːsəbəl) /

adjective
done by, involving, or having force
convincing or effectivea forcible argument

Derived forms of forcible

forcibleness or forcibility, nounforcibly, adverb
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