Definition of "forceful" []

  • Characterized by or full of force; effective: was persuaded by the forceful speaker to register to vote; enacted forceful measures to reduce drug abuse. (adjective)
  • Powerful (adjective)

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  • Persuasive or effective (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "forceful" in a sentence
  • "But Baris stood quietly, his expression forceful, his gaze unblinking when met by Klingon eyes."
  • "For the Darwinian and Spencerian motifs are clearly not discussed either in forceful or clear terms, except as London wishes to impress his audience with the plasticity of the individual."
  • "It pleaded in forceful terms for respect of the Geneva Convention rights of enemy soldiers, civilians and irregular combatants on the East Front, mustering a series of arguments that bear remarkable similarity to a memorandum sent by Colin Powell to President Bush sixty years later."