forceful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"forceful" in British English

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forcefuladjective

uk   /ˈfɔːs.fəl/  us   /ˈfɔːrs-/
C2 expressingopinionsstrongly and ​demandingattention or ​action: The ​oppositionleaderled a very forceful ​attack on the ​government in ​parliament this ​morning. She has a very forceful ​personality which will ​serve her well in ​politics.
forcefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
He ​argued forcefully that ​stricterlaws were ​necessary to ​deal with the ​problem.
forcefulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of forceful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forcefuladjective

 us   /ˈfɔrs·fəl, ˈfoʊrs-/
approving expressingopinionsstrongly and ​demandingattention or ​action: He ​developed a forceful, ​emotionalpreachingstyle.
forcefully
adverb  us   /ˈfɔrs·fə·li, ˈfoʊrs-/
approving He ​argues his ​case forcefully.
(Definition of forceful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forceful”
in Arabic فَعّال…
in Korean 강력한…
in Portuguese enérgico, vigoroso…
in Catalan fort, amb caràcter, contundent…
in Japanese 強引な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强有力的, 有说服力的…
in Turkish güçlü, etkileyici…
in Russian сильный, убедительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強有力的, 有說服力的…
in Italian energico…
in Polish zdecydowany, silny…
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