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(especially of a person or argument) strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful.‘she was a forceful personality’‘forceful, imaginative marketing’
dynamic, energetic, assertive, authoritative, vigorous, powerful, potent, strong, strong-willed, pushing, driving, determined, insistent, commanding, bullish, dominant, domineeringView synonyms
- ‘The winds were strong and forceful, causing floods in most villages, but no one was hurt.’
- ‘Underneath that cool image is a very intense, forceful and determined individual.’
- ‘She gave Hazel a more forceful push and disappeared from view as the door swung shut.’
- ‘She also displays a wide dynamic range, forceful and emotive in some songs, but hushed in others.’
- ‘The incarnation of the Common Sense Revolution is not well today, or her protests would be even more forceful.’
- ‘Not being the most assertive or forceful of people I take it all too personally and can get quite upset.’
- ‘The person born into this combination has a forceful and magnetic personality.’
- ‘Another forceful criticism of strategic studies is that it is part of the problem, not the solution.’
- ‘You have a forceful personality, but you readily accept the ideas of others.’
- ‘Falling tree branches and forceful winds snapped powerlines and electric poles.’
- ‘While tactics are in dispute, there is broad agreement on the need for a forceful response, and on other key points.’
- ‘She shifts into a more forceful voice, an echo of the man who had helped to raise her from the age of 18.’
- ‘Denied by the golden goal in 1996 they have re-emerged a stronger and more forceful unit.’
- ‘Issuing a new and more forceful regulation will take a long time, while such data has to be obtained soon.’
- ‘It was forceful demonstration of the fact that the hearing impaired children are second to none.’
- ‘He was dynamic and forceful, and above all, had the complete respect of his young team.’
- ‘It is such a forceful argument that we wait for an equally impressive answer.’
- ‘Police say this man was more forceful because he was working alone.’
- ‘Gabriel suggests stroking them upwards using the back of your hand - palm pressure is too forceful.’
- ‘She had a remarkable sense of color that could be both gentle and forceful at the same time.’
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