what is difference between emphatic and forceful
- emphatick (obsolete)
From Ancient Greek ἐμφατικός (emphatikós, “emphatic”), from ἐμφαίνω (emphaínō, “I show, present”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + φαίνω (phaínō, “I shine, show”); related to ἔμφασις (émphasis) and English emphasis.
- IPA(key): /ɪmˈfætɪk/
- (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /əmˈfætək/
- Rhymes: -ætɪk
emphatic (comparative more emphatic, superlative most emphatic)
- Characterized by emphasis; forceful.
- Stated with conviction.
- He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.
- (grammar) Belonging to a set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to.
- (phonology) Belonging to a series of obstruent consonants in several Semitic languages that are distinguished from both voiced and voiceless consonants by a certain phonetic feature or features.
- pharyngealized consonants in Arabic, Hebrew, and other Northwest Semitic languages
- ejectives in Ge’ez, Amharic, and other Ethiopic Semitic languages
- emphasise, emphasize
emphatic (plural emphatics)
- (phonology) An emphatic consonant.
- (linguistics) A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as “a lot” or “really”.
- forcefull (archaic)
From force + -ful.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹsfəl/
- Hyphenation: force‧ful
forceful (comparative more forceful, superlative most forceful)
- Capable of either physical or coercive force; powerful.