- 1Showing or giving emphasis; expressing something forcibly and clearly: the children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience an emphatic movement of his handMore example sentences
vehement, firm, wholehearted, forceful, forcible, energetic, vigorous, direct, assertive, insistent; certain, definite, out-and-out, one hundred percent; decided, determined, categorical, unqualified, unconditional, unequivocal, unambiguous, absolute, explicit, downright, outright, clear
- He is also emphatic that he is not a consumerist fanatic.
- He was particularly emphatic about the importance of keeping the public informed of these developments.
- Smita is emphatic that ‘no community lives within its borders’.
- 1.1(Of an action or event or its result) definite and clear: he walked stiffly, with an emphatic limpMore example sentences
- A win is a win, but this was hardly the emphatic result needed to banish those Danish blues.
- Paul Botterill had given Volunteer an excellent start, but solid scoring from all the Britannia team ensured an emphatic result.
- The results are more emphatic than I was expecting and this is extremely good news.
- 1.2(Of word or syllable) bearing the stress.More example sentences
- Which is expressed by the most emphatic word in the interrogative sentence?
- Using the emphatic pronunciations of the and a in these poems would not only sound bizarre and unnatural, it would also would also spoil the rhythm.
- The emphatic if irregular end rhymes work in a similar way and reflect the claustrophobia of the situation with all three participants seemingly trapped in a hall of mirrors.
- 1.3 Linguistics Denoting certain Arabic consonants that are pronounced with both dental articulation and constriction of the pharynx.More example sentences
- The pronunciation tandur or tandir, current in Turkey, C. Asia and India, reflects the emphatic Turkic pronunciation of the double n.
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early 18th century: via late Latin from Greek emphatikos, from emphasis (see emphasis).