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forcible

adjective  /ˈfɔr·sə·bəl, ˈfoʊr-/ us  

forcible adjective (INVOLVING PHYSICAL POWER)

involving the use of physical power or violence: The youths had been arrested for forcible entry and burglary.

forcible adjective (WITHOUT CHOICE)

happening or done against someone's wishes: The editorial board of the newspaper called for her forcible retirement from public life.
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