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Definition of Forcible


  1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.
  2. Violent; impetuous.
  3. Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction.

Forcible Quotations

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
Stephen Leacock

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
David Hume

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.
Timothy Thomas Fortune

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke

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

forcible in French is violent
forcible in Italian is violento
forcible in Norwegian is tvangs-, kraftig
forcible in Spanish is contundente
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