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What is the difference between Forceful and Forcible?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Aug 29, 2019

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C. Bernthal

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C. BernthalTeacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle
Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered on Aug 29, 2019

Forceful and forcible both originate from the word “force.” Force refers to energy as an attribute of action or movement. Forceful has the suffix –“ful” added to the word “force.” This changes the meaning of the word. Forceful is an adjective that can be used to describe an individual or a powerful situation.

Forceful and forcible both originate from the word “force.” Force refers to energy as
For, instance, the manager spoke in a forceful manner about cleaning the courtyard. Forcible has the suffix – “ible” added to the word “force.” Forcible is the term used to describe the use of power. In most cases, it involves the use of force or violence to achieve a goal.

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M. Krasinski

M. KrasinskiContent Writer, Columbus
Content Writer, Columbus

Answered on Jul 04, 2019

Forceful can refer to forcing someone to do something that you do not want to do or it can also refer to the manner that you are forcing someone to do something. Forcible is the term that is used to describe the use of power.

Forceful can refer to forcing someone to do something that you do not want to do or it can also
There are times when the word forceful is also used in a negative manner mainly because it means that someone is being forced to do something that he may not want to do. Some people misuse their power because they know that they can do it. They do not care about the people that they will affect the process.

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