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forceful adj
1 characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace" [ant: forceless]
2 forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty" [syn: emphatic]

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Adjective

  1. With assertive force; powerful.

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