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Emphatic Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    emphatic adj
  1. spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word" [syn: emphasized, emphasised]
  2. sudden and strong; "an emphatic no" [syn: exclamatory]
  3. forceful and definite in expression or action; "the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty" [syn: forceful]
Emphatic Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Emphatic \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.'' --Boyle. ``Emphatical evils.'' --Bp. Reynolds. Syn: Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant.
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  • Emphatic consonant: Emphatic consonant is a term widely used in Semitic linguistics to describe one of a series of obstruent consonant s which originally ...
  • Emphatic Diaglott: The Emphatic Diaglott is a diaglot, or two language polyglot translation , of the New Testament by Benjamin Wilson , first published in ...

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