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Line breaks: force|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːsfʊl
, -f(ə)l/

Definition of forceful in English:


Strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful: she was a forceful personality
More example sentences
  • Denied by the golden goal in 1996 they have re-emerged a stronger and more forceful unit.
  • Not being the most assertive or forceful of people I take it all too personally and can get quite upset.
  • The winds were strong and forceful, causing floods in most villages, but no one was hurt.
dynamic, energetic, assertive, authoritative, vigorous, powerful, potent, strong, strong-willed, pushing, driving, determined, insistent, commanding, bullish, dominant, domineering;
bold, confident, self-confident, self-assured, self-possessed, audacious, enterprising, competitive, go-ahead, zealous
informal pushy, bossy, in-your-face, not backward in coming forward, feisty



Example sentences
  • He does it wittily and playfully - occasionally forcefully, sometimes bluntly.
  • Sneezing forcefully in somebody's face has never been much of a come-on.
  • They try to separate the men, grabbing forcefully at swinging arms and legs, trying to pull them away from each other.


Example sentences
  • Her political rise has rightly been a source of pride for many Britons of West Indian ancestry, and her combination of forcefulness and grace is proving a major advantage in the tricky negotiations inevitable in her new post.
  • The art impresses with its vitality and forcefulness.
  • Her songs are tough and earthy, hating mere prettiness when fieriness or forcefulness are required.

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