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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Emphatic'

  • 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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  • Central Men, MGC too good for their opponents
    Central Men and Marlborough Girls' College scored emphatic victories in catch-up games at Marlborough Lines Stadium yesterday to claim top positions in their respective grades for the third round of premier netball. Read more on this news related to 'Emphatic'
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    For those who are tired of reading and using exclamation points all day long, here are some equally emphatic alternatives Read more on this news related to 'Emphatic'
  • Bulli in five goal thumping of Dapto Dandaloo Fury
    Bulli are in pole position to claim the league championship crown after an emphatic five goal demolition of arch rivals Dapto Dandaloo Fury on Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Emphatic'

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