(noun, adjective)


1. spoken with emphasis

- an emphatic word

Similar word(s): accented, stressed, emphasised, emphasized

2. sudden and strong

- an emphatic no

Similar word(s): forceful, exclamatory

3. forceful and definite in expression or action

- the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty

Similar word(s): assertive, forceful

Sentences with emphatic as an adjective:

- He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.


1. (phonology) An emphatic consonant.

2. (linguistics) A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as "a lot" or "really".