What does the word emphatic mean?

Usage examples for emphatic

  1. Twice he missed it; the first time he frowned, but the second he uttered an emphatic, " Deuce take it!" – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  2. He shook his gray head in emphatic negative. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  3. Either or both of these may be displeased by the emphatic mention of some certain fact, the expression of some certain opinion. – Modern Society by Julia Ward Howe