emphatic (comparative more emphatic, superlative most emphatic)
- Characterized by emphasis; forceful.
2012 June 28, Jamie Jackson, “Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal”, in the Guardian:
- Yet when play restarted the Czech was a train that kept on running over Nadal. After breaking Nadal in the opening game of the final set, he went 2-0 up and later took the count to 4-2 with yet another emphatic ace – one of his 22 throughout.
- Stated with conviction.
- He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.
- (grammar) Belonging to a set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to.
- (phonology) Belonging to a series of obstruent consonants in several Semitic languages that are distinguished from both voiced and voiceless consonants by a certain phonetic feature or features.
characterized by emphasis
belonging to set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb 'do' + an infinitive without 'to'
emphatic (plural emphatics)
- (phonology) An emphatic consonant.
- (linguistics) A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as "a lot" or "really".