Em*phat"ic (?), Em*phat"ic*al (?), a. [Gr. : cf. F. emphatique. See Emphasis.]


Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in am emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.


Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.

"Emphatical colors." Boyle. "Emphatical evils."

Bp. Reynolds.

Syn. -- Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant.


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