forc·ible /ˈforsəbəl, ˈfɔr-/
1. Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.
How forcible are right words! --Job. vi. 2░.
Sweet smells are most forcible in dry substances, when broken. --Bacon.
But I have reasons strong and forcible. --Shak.
That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin. --Hooker.
He is at once elegant and sublime, forcible and ornamented. --Lowth (Transl. )
2. Violent; impetuous.
Like mingled streams, more forcible when joined. --Prior.
3. Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction.
In embraces of King James . . . forcible and unjust. --Swift.
Forcible entry and detainer Law, the entering upon and taking and withholding of land and tenements by actual force and violence, and with a strong hand, to the hindrance of the person having the right to enter.
Syn: -- Violent; powerful; strong; energetic; mighty; potent; weighty; impressive; cogent; influential.
adj : impelled by physical force especially against resistance;
"forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical";
"strong-arm tactics" [syn: physical, strong-arm]