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forcible

adjective (GIVING NO CHOICE)    /ˈfɔː.sɪ.bl̩/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/
happening or done against someone's wishes, especially with the use of physical force: There's a law to protect refugees from forcible return to countries where they face persecution.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading 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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