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forcible

adjective (USING PHYSICAL POWER)    /ˈfɔː.sɪ.bl̩/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/
describes actions that involve the use of physical power or of violence: The police's forcible entry into the building has come under a lot of criticism.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly forcibly     /-bli/ adverb Several rioters were forcibly removed from the town square.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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