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Synonyms for emphatic

Synonyms for emphatic

expressed or performed with emphasis

bold and definite in character

Synonyms for emphatic

spoken with emphasis

sudden and strong

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forceful and definite in expression or action

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The coachman looked back and the guard looked back, and even the emphatic leader pricked up his ears and looked back, without contradicting.
Armagnac, by way of a change, had two beards; one sticking out from each corner of his emphatic chin.
Please just tell your mother," he said, in emphatic tones.
Giovanelli bade him farewell with a too emphatic flourish of the hat.
The baffled intellect must still kneel before this cause, which refuses to be named,-- ineffable cause, which every fine genius has essayed to represent by some emphatic symbol, as, Thales by water, Anaximenes by air, Anaxagoras by (Nous) thought, Zoroaster by fire, Jesus and the moderns by love; and the metaphor of each has become a national religion.
Her face was very pale, but her skin was clear: she had never had much colour, and this had always made the redness of her beautiful mouth emphatic.
The complaints that morning were especially emphatic and numerous, because the whole breakfast had been a failure.
I am convinced that we Russians must die or conquer," he concluded, conscious- as were others- after the words were uttered that his remarks were too enthusiastic and emphatic for the occasion and were therefore awkward.
Remember," she wrote, in her profuse, emphatic statement, "that he bears your grandfather's name, and so will the child that is to be born.
As the congregation entered they were met by mild sweet chords issuing from a harmonium, where Miss Willett, concealed from view by a baize curtain, struck emphatic chords with uncertain fingers.
Celia," said Dorothea, with emphatic gravity, "pray don't make any more observations of that kind.
These Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund [74] Kean, are full of the colours of life in their most emphatic and motley contrasts, as is natural in proportion as the stage itself concentrates and artificially intensifies the character and conditions of ordinary life.
We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure
That gentleman's mother was then staying in the house; and, as I ascended the stairs and passed the drawing-room door, I had the satisfaction of hearing the old lady declaiming aloud to her daughter-in-law to this effect (for I could only distinguish the most emphatic words) -
Miss Judson," he said, coldly emphatic, "you have failed me.