1. [ adjective ] characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

"a forceful speaker" "a forceful personality" "forceful measures" "a forceful plan for peace"

Related terms: forceless firm drastic emphatic cogent impellent impetuous sharp forcible bruising
2. [ adjective ] forceful and definite in expression or action
Synonyms: emphatic

"the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"

Related terms: assertive
Similar spelling:   forcefully