Meaning of “emphatic” in the English Dictionary

"emphatic" in British English

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emphaticadjective

uk /emˈfæt.ɪk/ us /emˈfæt̬.ɪk/
emphatically
adverb uk /emˈfæt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /emˈfæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

Johnson has emphatically denied the allegations against him.

(Definition of “emphatic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emphatic" in American English

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emphaticadjective

us /emˈfæt̬·ɪk/

strong and determined in speech or action, so that what is said or done gets attention:

Godard is emphatic about his preference.
emphatically
adverb us /emˈfæt̬·ɪk·li/

He emphatically denied the rumors.

(Definition of “emphatic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)