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emphatic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emphatic  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emphatic 
  adj  1:  spoken  with  emphasis;  "an  emphatic  word"  [syn:  {emphasized}] 
  2:  sudden  and  strong;  "an  emphatic  no"  [syn:  {exclamatory}] 
  3:  forceful  and  definite  in  expression  or  action  "the  document 
  contained  a  particularly  emphatic  guarantee  of  religious 
  liberty"  [syn:  {forceful}] 




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