emphatic


emphatic
em|phat|ic [ımˈfætık] adj
1.) expressing an opinion, idea etc in a clear, strong way to show its importance
an emphatic denial
emphatic that
Wilde was emphatic that the event should go ahead.
emphatic about
He was pretty emphatic about me leaving.
2.) emphatic win/victory/defeat
a win etc in which one team or player wins by a large amount
>emphatically [-kli] adv

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emphatic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing or giving emphasis. 2) definite and clear: an emphatic win. DERIVATIVES emphatically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • emphatic — [em fat′ik, imfat′ik] adj. [Gr emphatikos] 1. expressed, felt, or done with emphasis 2. using emphasis in speaking, expressing, etc. 3. very striking; forcible; definite [an emphatic defeat] 4. Gram. designating or of a present tense or past… …   English World dictionary

  • emphatic — I adjective absolute, categorical, clear, compelling, decided, dogmatic, energetic, explicit, express, forceful, forcible, graphic, insistent, overt, positive, reiterative, resounding, strong, telling, vehement, vivid II index categorical, clear… …   Law dictionary

  • emphatic — 1708, from Gk. emphatikos, variant of emphantikos, from emphainein (see EMPHASIS (Cf. emphasis)). Emphatical is earlier (1550s). Related: Emphatically …   Etymology dictionary

  • emphatic — [adj] insistent, unequivocal absolute, accented, assertive, assured, categorical, certain, cogent, confident, decided, definite, definitive, determined, direct, distinct, dogmatic, dynamic, earnest, energetic, explicit, express, flat, for a face* …   New thesaurus

  • emphatic — [[t]ɪmfæ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An emphatic response or statement is one made in a forceful way, because the speaker feels very strongly about what they are saying. His response was immediate and emphatic... I answered both questions with an… …   English dictionary

  • emphatic — em|phat|ic [ em fætık ] adjective 1. ) said or shown in a very strong, clear way: He refused my offer with an emphatic shake of the head. a ) making your meaning very clear because you have very strong feelings about a situation or subject:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • emphatic — UK [ɪmˈfætɪk] / US [emˈfætɪk] adjective 1) a) said or shown in a very strong clear way He refused my offer with an emphatic shake of the head. b) making your meaning very clear because you have very strong feelings about a situation or subject… …   English dictionary

  • emphatic — emphatically, adv. emphaticalness, n. /em fat ik/, adj. 1. uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis; strongly expressive. 2. using emphasis in speech or action. 3. forceful; insistent: a big, emphatic man; I must be emphatic about this particular …   Universalium