For"ci*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF. forcible forcible, forceable that may be forced.]
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.
But I have reasons strong and forcible.
That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin.
He is at once elegant and sublime, forcible and ornamented.
Lowth (Transl. )
Like mingled streams, more forcible when joined.
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.
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.
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