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