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Synonyms for forcible
ˈfɔr sə bəl, ˈfoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forcible, physical, strong-arm(adj)

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

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

    strong-arm, physical

    unforceful, forceless

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forcible(a.)

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

  2. forcible(a.)

    violent, impetuous

  3. forcible(a.)

    energetic, vigorous, effective, efficacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forcible(a)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    forced, enforced, forcibly, coercive, compulsory

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How to use forcible in a sentence?

  1. Guo Yutuan:

    We are using life detection instruments to monitor signs of life and professional breaking-in tools to make forcible entries. We are trying our utmost to save trapped people.

  2. Sir Thomas Browne:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Judge James Burke:

    Lack of consent results from forcible compulsion or circumstances under which at the time of the act of intercourse, the complainant clearly expressed that she did not consent to engage in such act and a reasonable person in the defendant's situation would have understood the complainant's words and acts as an expression of lack of consent to such act under all the circumstances.

Translations for forcible

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

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