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"forceful" in British English

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forcefuladjective

uk   /ˈfɔːs.fəl/  us   /ˈfɔːrs.fəl/
forcefully
adverb uk   /ˈfɔːs.fəl.i/  us   /ˈfɔːrs.fəl.i/
He ​argued forcefully that ​stricterlaws were ​necessary to ​deal with the ​problem.
forcefulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfɔːs.fəl.nəs/  us   /ˈfɔːrs.fəl.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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