V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: expressed with emphasis or decisive action, and leaving no doubt as to your intentions or meaning
Synonyms: forcible, earnest, insistent, energetic, striking, significant, resounding
Antonyms: halfhearted, understated, vague
Tips: Something emphatic is done or said in a strong way and without any doubt. If a statement is made emphatically, there is no doubt as to what was said and meant, and the person making the statement is very serious.
She was so emphatic about her political point of view, she found it impossible to listen to differing opinions. (insistent, earnest)
The judge's emphatic lecture made it clear that he would not tolerate any disrespect. (resounding)
He was emphatic when speaking about the new policies, and it was clear that he deeply believed in them. (energetic, resounding)
John was emphatically opposed to the legislation and wrote to his congressman to express his strong concerns. (insistently, resoundingly) adverb
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