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adjective as in forcible

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Beyond that, she said she is opposed to coercive approaches to masking.

The court also rejected the claim that this was human experimentation or coercive.

From Time

These laborers toiled under coercive, low-paying contracts, and discriminatory laws.

Such reports do not mask the coercive nature of government programs.

Vaccination incentives raise ethical issues The EEOC has said incentives can’t be deemed “coercive” but they haven’t actually capped them or stated explicitly what constitutes coercive.

From Digiday

The same goes for forced or coercive sterilization of women with disabilities, which is more common than people realize.

Meaning, one was left to discern, that religion is self-evidently a coercive force for ill.

Earnest questions are raised over the coercive nature of police interrogations.

In some ways it was more coercive than normal political influence.

But these challenges pale in comparison to a coercive and centralized system that is vulnerable to abuse.

But for the most part property, contract and the coercive state were fundamental assumptions with the classicists.

John Randolph, a sick man at the time, traveled throughout the country denouncing Jackson's coercive attitude.

The women in this case to have what I call the coercive option; for I would not have it in the man's power to be a dog neither.

However, he explained more fully the meaning of "coercive and arbitrary" action.

Had he been less blunt or coercive, had he employed a more honeyed appeal, she would not have felt so moved in his behalf.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coercive, such as: bullying, violent, forced, forceful, and intimidating.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.