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Definition of Emphatic

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forceful, insistent; stressed, pronounced
Emphatic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Alt. of Emphatical
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\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." "emphatical evils." reynolds.

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Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
WordNet 2.0

1. spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word"
(synonym) emphasized, emphasised
(similar) stressed
2. sudden and strong; "an emphatic no"
(synonym) exclamatory
(similar) forceful
3. forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
(synonym) forceful
(similar) assertive
Emphatic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Emphasis or emphatic may refer to:
  • Emphasis (telecommunications), intentional alteration of the amplitude-vs.-frequency characteristics of the signal to reduce adverse effects of noise
  • Emphasis (typography), visual enhancement a part of a text to make it noticeable
  • Cultural emphasis, alleged tendency of a language's vocabulary to detail elements of the speakers' culture
  • Emphatic consonant, member of a phonological category of consonants in Semitic languages
  • Emphatic Diaglott, 1864 Bible translation by Benjamin Wilson

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