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emphatic (adj.)

"uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis of stress or voice," 1708, from Latinized form of Greek emphatikos, variant of emphantikos, from stem of emphainein (see emphasis). Emphatical is earlier (1550s in rhetorical sense, 1570s as "strongly expressive"). Related: Emphatically (1580s).

updated on September 13, 2020

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Definitions of emphatic from WordNet

emphatic (adj.)
spoken with emphasis;
an emphatic word
Synonyms: emphasized / emphasised
emphatic (adj.)
sudden and strong;
an emphatic no
Synonyms: exclamatory
emphatic (adj.)
forceful and definite in expression or action;
the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty
Synonyms: forceful
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