em·phat·ic /ɪmˈfætɪk, ɛm-/
em·phat·ic em·phat·ic·al a.
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 an emphatic manner; emphatic denials; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.
2. Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible. “Emphatical colors.” --Boyle. “Emphatical evils.”
Syn: -- Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant.
adj 1: spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word" [syn: emphasized,
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]