emphatical
emphatic em*phat"ic, emphatical em*phat"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. emphatique. See {Emphasis}.] 1. Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in an emphatic manner; emphatic denials; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning. [1913 Webster]

2. Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible. ``Emphatical colors.'' --Boyle. ``Emphatical evils.'' --Bp. Reynolds.

3. Forceful and definite in expression or action; -- of statements, actions, or sections of documents; as, the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty.

Syn: forceful. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

4. Sudden and strong; -- of statements; as, an emphatic no.

Syn: exclamatory. [WordNet 1.5]

Syn: Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant. [1913 Webster]


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