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Meaning of EMPHATIC

Pronunciation:  em'fatik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
  2. [adj]  sudden and strong; "an emphatic no"
  3. [adj]  spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word"
 

EMPHATIC is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: assertive, emphasised, emphasized, exclamatory, forceful, stressed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 am emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an
   emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.

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

Syn: Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking;
     positive; important; special; significant.

 
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