(comparative more emphatically, superlative most emphatically)
emphatic +"Ž -ally
Variant of emphatic
- expressed, felt, or done with emphasis
- using emphasis in speaking, expressing, etc.
- very striking; forcible; definite: an emphatic defeat
- Gram. designating or of a present tense or past tense in which a form of do is used as an auxiliary for emphasis (Ex.: I do care, we did go)
Origin of emphaticClassical Greek emphatikos