Definition of Emphatic

1. Adjective. Spoken with emphasis. "An emphatic word"

Exact synonyms: Emphasised, Emphasized
Similar to: Accented, Stressed
Derivative terms: Emphasis, Emphasis



2. Adjective. Sudden and strong. "An emphatic no"
Exact synonyms: Exclamatory
Similar to: Forceful
Derivative terms: Emphasis, Exclaim, Exclaim

3. Adjective. Forceful and definite in expression or action. "The document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"
Exact synonyms: Forceful
Similar to: Assertive, Self-asserting, Self-assertive
Derivative terms: Emphasis, Emphasis, Emphasis, Forcefulness

Definition of Emphatic

1. a. 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 an emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.

Definition of Emphatic

1. Adjective. Characterized by emphasis. ¹

2. Adjective. Stated with conviction. ¹

3. Adjective. belonging to set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to ¹

4. Adjective. (phonology) of obstruent consonants in Semitic languages. ¹

5. Noun. (phonology) an emphatic consonant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emphatic

1. strongly expressive [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Emphatic

emphasis
emphasise
emphasised
emphasiser
emphasisers
emphasises
emphasising
emphasizable
emphasization
emphasize
emphasized
emphasizer
emphasizers
emphasizes
emphasizing
emphatic (current term)
emphatical
emphatically
emphaticalness
emphatick
emphlysis
emphractic
emphraxis
emphrensied
emphysema
emphysemas
emphysematous
emphysematous cholecystitis
emphysematous cystitis
emphysematous gangrene

Literary usage of Emphatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"The testimony of Swinton, himself an eyewitness, is more emphatic and complete. ' It took hardly more than ten ' minutes to decide the battle. ..."

2. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"lays a metrical accent on an unemphatic syllable short in quantity, placing after it an emphatic monosyllable, long in quantity, without the metrical accent ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... now again returned, bringing with it emphatic and unmistakable explanation of its cause. GVD ASTRONOMICAL NOTES. A NEW SATELLITE OF SATURN. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... and felt no more this bête noir of earlier days, now again returned, bringing with it emphatic and unmistakable explanation of its cause. ..."

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