Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Accomplished by force.

Part of speech: adjective

Energetic; cogent.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "forcible":

  1. His language, which could be forcible upon occasion, never met with any retort. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. If the temperature is right, germination begins by the forcible absorption of water by the seed from the surrounding soil. - "Dry-Farming", John A. Widtsoe.
  3. The bill was carried by his great strength in debate and by height of forcible argument. - "Daniel Webster", Henry Cabot Lodge.