Definition of emphatic in English:
1Expressing something forcibly and clearly: the children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience an emphatic movement of his hand
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- 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’.
vehement, firm, wholehearted, forceful, forcible, energetic, vigorous, ardent, assertive, insistent;
certain, direct, definite, out-and-out, one hundred per cent;
decided, determined, earnest;
categorical, unqualified, unconditional, unequivocal, unambiguous, absolute, explicit, downright, outright, clear
1.1(Of an action or its result) definite and clear: an emphatic World Cup win
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- 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.
2(Of a word or syllable) bearing the stress.
- 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.
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An emphatic consonant.
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