emphatic emphatic  /ɛm ˈfæ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) spoken with emphasis
  2. (adj) sudden and strong
  3. (adj) forceful and definite in expression or action

Usage(s):

  1. I just can't be any more emphatic than that.
  2. Cornell's Lehmann is even more emphatic.
  3. Her emphatic departure led conservative detractors to claim Bouzar champions an Islam-lite dictated by non-Muslim French society.

News

  1. USA vs. Panama: What We Learned From United States' Impressive Shutout Win

    Team USA had the opportunity against Panama to take over as the sole leader of its 2014 World Cup qualifying group, and they seized it in emphatic fashion, scoring a shutout 2-0 victory.  With the win USMNT picked up three points and will head into their June 18 match with Honduras as the hottest team in the hexagonal group.  While Panama is by no means an elite team, the victory is still a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Sky Blue FC vs. Western New York Flash: Final Score 0-3, The Flash end Sky Blue's win streak

    The Western New York Flash halted Sky Blue FC's winning streak in emphatic fashion over the weekend, comfortably defeating them 3-0 on their home field in New Jersey. Sky Blue's hopes of securing a clean sheet were lost four minutes into the game when Samantha Kerr stole the lead with her game winning goal. Towards the end of the first half, Carli Lloyd recorded her first goal of the season with ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  3. Cricket-Silky Dhawan leads India into Champions Trophy semis

    (Adds quotes) By Ed Osmond LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Shikhar Dhawan's classy unbeaten 102 led India to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over West Indies on Tuesday and a place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals. Dhawan continued his impressive form to guide his team to their target of 234 with more than 10 overs to spare in the Group B match at the Oval and confirm Pakistan's elimination from ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "A few moments ago I telephoned Mr. Kevin Rudd and I congratulated him and the Australian Labor Party on a very emphatic victory," Mr. Howard told a room of emotional supporters.
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: John Howard Source: New York Times

  2. In the pool report, Morelli said he discussed the field goal with two officials, and one of them was "very emphatic that the ball hit the extension and came back across, which in Rule #11, Section 5-C, the entire ball must pass through the goal in...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Pete Morelli Source: Washington Post

  3. "The new XJ is a thoroughly modern interpretation of the quintessential Jaguar," said Ian Callum, Jaguar design director. "It is the most emphatic statement yet of Jaguar's new design direction."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Ian Callum Source: Trade Arabia

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