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emphaticadjective

uk   /emˈfæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈfæt̬-/
done or said in a ​strong way and without any ​doubt: Poland ​reached the ​final of the ​championshipyesterday with an emphatic 5–0 victory over Italy. The ​minister has ​issued an emphatic ​rejection of the ​accusation.
emphatically
adverb uk   us   /-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)

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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)
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