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Synonyms for forcible
ˈfɔr sə bəl, ˈfoʊr-forcible

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forcible

    Racy applies in the first instance to the pleasing flavor characteristic of certain wines, often attributed to the soil from which they come. Pungent denotes something sharply irritating to the organs of taste or smell, as pepper, vinegar, ammonia; piquant denotes a quality similar in kind to pungent but less in degree, stimulating and agreeable; pungent spices may be deftly compounded into a piquant sauce. As applied to literary products, racy refers to that which has a striking, vigorous, pleasing originality; spicy to that which is stimulating to the mental taste, as spice is to the physical; piquant and pungent in their figurative use keep very close to their literal sense.

    flavorous, lively, piquant, pungent, racy, rich, spicy, spirited

    cold, dull, flat, flavorless, insipid, prosy, stale, stupid, tasteless, vapid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forcible, physical, strong-armadjective

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

    "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"

    strong-arm, physical

    unforceful, forceless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forcibleadjective

    powerful, strong, mighty, weighty, potent, impressive, irresistible, cogent, all-powerful

  2. forcibleadjective

    violent, impetuous

  3. forcibleadjective

    energetic, vigorous, effective, efficacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forcibleadjective

    energetic, potent, effective, compulsory, coercive, drastic, vigorous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forcible":

    forced, enforced, forcibly, coercive, compulsory

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How to use forcible in a sentence?

  1. State Attorney Michael G. Nerheim:

    Illinois law has long held felons accountable for any foreseeable deaths that occur during the commission or attempted commission of a' forcible felony.' This includes the death of innocent bystanders in addition to the deaths of co-felons.

  2. Fumie Kyo:

    The general public might think, 'Why was such a person let loose?' but forcible commitment is against the person's will so the conditions should be strict.

  3. Paul Cambria:

    My client maintains his innocence. So far, everything that we've been given from a physical evidence standpoint is consistent with what he says, and not consistent with forcible intercourse.

  4. Sir Thomas Browne:

    Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.

  5. Robert Cecil:

    Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.

Translations for forcible

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  • убедителен, принудителен, силенBulgarian
  • forcé, impressionnant, violent, puissantFrench
  • eiginaghManx
  • indrukwekkend, gewelddadig, krachtig, gedwongenDutch

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