Emphatic Definition

ĕm-fătĭk
adjective
Expressed, felt, or done with emphasis.
Webster's New World
Using emphasis in speaking, expressing, etc.
Webster's New World
Very striking; forcible; definite.
An emphatic defeat.
Webster's New World
Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
American Heritage
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)
Webster's New World
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noun
(phonology) An emphatic consonant.
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Noun

Singular:
emphatic
Plural:
emphatics

Origin of Emphatic

  • From Ancient Greek ἐμφατικός (emphatikos, “emphatic”), from Ancient Greek ἔμφασις (emphasis) (English emphasis), from ἐμφαίνω (emphainō, “I show, present”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + φαίνω (phainō, “I shine, show”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin emphaticus from Greek emphatikos from emphainein to exhibit, display emphasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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