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forcible (adj.)

early 15c., "powerful, violent; done by force," from Old French forcible "strong, powerful, mighty," from forcier "conquer by violence" (see force (v.)). From 1550s as "possessing force." Related: Forcibly.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of forcible from WordNet

forcible (adj.)
impelled by physical force especially against resistance;
forcible entry
Synonyms: physical / strong-arm
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