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Wordnet 3.0


1. impelled by physical force especially against resistance;
- Example: "forcible entry"
- Example: "a real cop would get physical"
- Example: "strong-arm tactics"
[syn: forcible, physical, strong-arm]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forcible \For"ci*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.] 1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential. [1913 Webster] How forcible are right words! --Job. vi. 2?. [1913 Webster] Sweet smells are most forcible in dry substances, when broken. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] But I have reasons strong and forcible. --Shak. [1913 Webster] That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] He is at once elegant and sublime, forcible and ornamented. --Lowth (Transl. ) [1913 Webster] 2. Violent; impetuous. [1913 Webster] Like mingled streams, more forcible when joined. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 3. Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction. [1913 Webster] In embraces of King James . . . forcible and unjust. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Forcible entry and detainer (Law), the entering upon and taking and withholding of land and tenements by actual force and violence, and with a strong hand, to the hindrance of the person having the right to enter. Syn: Violent; powerful; strong; energetic; mighty; potent; weighty; impressive; cogent; influential. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forcible adj 1: impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics" [syn: forcible, physical, strong-arm]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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