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emphaticadjective

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

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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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