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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. With assertive force; powerful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of or processing force; exerting force; mighty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Possessing force; forcible; expressing or representing with, force.
  • Impelled by violence; driven with force; acting with power; violent; impetuous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
  • adj. forceful and definite in expression or action

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