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forceful

adjective uk   /ˈfɔːs.fəl/ us    /ˈfɔːrs-/
C2 expressing opinions strongly and demanding attention or action: The opposition leader led a very forceful attack on the government in parliament this morning. She has a very forceful personality which will serve her well in politics.
forcefully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
He argued forcefully that stricter laws were necessary to deal with the problem.
forcefulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “forceful”
in Korean 강력한…
in Arabic فَعّال…
in Portuguese enérgico, vigoroso…
in Catalan fort, amb caràcter, contundent…
in Japanese 強引な…
in Italian energico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強有力的, 有說服力的…
in Russian сильный, убедительный…
in Turkish güçlü, etkileyici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强有力的, 有说服力的…
in Polish zdecydowany, silny…
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