Synonyms for forceful

Synonyms for (adjective) forceful

Synonyms: emphatic, forceful

Definition: forceful and definite in expression or action

Usage: the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty

Similar words: self-asserting, self-assertive, assertive

Definition: aggressively self-assured

Usage: an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue; pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act


Synonyms: forceful

Definition: characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

Usage: a forceful speaker; a forceful personality; forceful measures; a forceful plan for peace

Similar words: bruising

Definition: brutally forceful and compelling

Usage: protected from the bruising facts of battle


Similar words: drastic

Definition: forceful and extreme and rigorous

Usage: drastic measures


Similar words: exclamatory, emphatic

Definition: sudden and strong

Usage: an emphatic no


Similar words: firm, strong

Definition: strong and sure

Usage: a firm grasp; gave a strong pull on the rope


Similar words: strong-arm, physical, forcible

Definition: impelled by physical force especially against resistance

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


Similar words: impellent

Definition: forcing forward or onward; impelling

Usage: an impellent power; an impellent cause


Similar words: impetuous

Definition: marked by violent force

Usage: impetuous heaving waves


Similar words: sharp

Definition: quick and forceful

Usage: a sharp blow