emphatic

  • 1emphatic — 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;… …

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  • 2emphatic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing or giving emphasis. 2) definite and clear: an emphatic win. DERIVATIVES emphatically adverb …

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  • 3emphatic — [em fat′ik, imfat′ik] adj. [Gr emphatikos] 1. expressed, felt, or done with emphasis 2. using emphasis in speaking, expressing, etc. 3. very striking; forcible; definite [an emphatic defeat] 4. Gram. designating or of a present tense or past… …

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  • 4emphatic — I adjective absolute, categorical, clear, compelling, decided, dogmatic, energetic, explicit, express, forceful, forcible, graphic, insistent, overt, positive, reiterative, resounding, strong, telling, vehement, vivid II index categorical, clear… …

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  • 5emphatic — 1708, from Gk. emphatikos, variant of emphantikos, from emphainein (see EMPHASIS (Cf. emphasis)). Emphatical is earlier (1550s). Related: Emphatically …

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  • 6emphatic — [adj] insistent, unequivocal absolute, accented, assertive, assured, categorical, certain, cogent, confident, decided, definite, definitive, determined, direct, distinct, dogmatic, dynamic, earnest, energetic, explicit, express, flat, for a face* …

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  • 7emphatic — [[t]ɪmfæ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An emphatic response or statement is one made in a forceful way, because the speaker feels very strongly about what they are saying. His response was immediate and emphatic... I answered both questions with an… …

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  • 8emphatic — em|phat|ic [ımˈfætık] adj 1.) expressing an opinion, idea etc in a clear, strong way to show its importance ▪ an emphatic denial emphatic that ▪ Wilde was emphatic that the event should go ahead. emphatic about ▪ He was pretty emphatic about me… …

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  • 9emphatic — em|phat|ic [ em fætık ] adjective 1. ) said or shown in a very strong, clear way: He refused my offer with an emphatic shake of the head. a ) making your meaning very clear because you have very strong feelings about a situation or subject:… …

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  • 10emphatic — UK [ɪmˈfætɪk] / US [emˈfætɪk] adjective 1) a) said or shown in a very strong clear way He refused my offer with an emphatic shake of the head. b) making your meaning very clear because you have very strong feelings about a situation or subject… …

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  • 11emphatic — emphatically, adv. emphaticalness, n. /em fat ik/, adj. 1. uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis; strongly expressive. 2. using emphasis in speech or action. 3. forceful; insistent: a big, emphatic man; I must be emphatic about this particular …

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  • 12emphatic — adjective 1 an emphatic remark, opinion etc is expressed in a clear, strong way to show its importance: an emphatic denial 2 clear and undoubted: an emphatic victory emphatically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13emphatic — 1. adjective /ɪmˈfætɪk/ a) Characterized by emphasis. He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out. b) Stated with conviction. See Also: emphasis, emphasise, emphasize 2 …

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  • 14emphatic — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ equally PREPOSITION …

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  • 15emphatic — adj. emphatic about, in * * * [ɪm fætɪk] in emphatic about …

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  • 16emphatic — adjective 1) an emphatic denial Syn: vehement, firm, wholehearted, forceful, forcible, energetic, vigorous, direct, assertive, insistent; certain, definite, out and out, one hundred percent; decided, determined, categorical …

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  • 17emphatic — [ɪmˈfætɪk] adj 1) said or shown in a very strong clear way an emphatic shake of the head[/ex] 2) with a very clear result an emphatic victory/defeat[/ex] emphatically [ɪmˈfætɪkli] adv …

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  • 18emphatic — adjective Etymology: Greek emphatikos, from emphainein Date: 1635 1. uttered with or marked by emphasis < an emphatic refusal > 2. tending to express oneself in forceful speech or to take decisive action 3. attracting special attention 4.&#8230; …

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  • 19emphatic — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having force and certainty] Syn. forceful, insistent, assured, strong, determined, decided, decisive, forcible, earnest, positive, energetic, cogent, potent, powerful, dynamic, stressed, resounding, vigorous, vehement,&#8230; …

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  • 20emphatic — adjective showing or giving emphasis. ↘definite and clear: the answer was an emphatic ‘yes’. Derivatives emphatically adverb …

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