from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or full of force; effective.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective With assertive force; powerful.

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

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


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