emphatic

Definition of emphatic

em`phat´ic
a.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.
2.Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.
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.
4.Sudden and strong; - of statements; as, an emphatic no.

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