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Forcible meaning

forcible - 4 dictionary results

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

forcible - examples of usage

  1. Some were of almost incredible beauty, others were ugly enough in a forcible way, but none were dull or bored or insignificant. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But he took very little notice of anything that passed at the family board, and read nearly the whole time, occasionally saying something forcible to himself. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. Am I to take forcible measures?" - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
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