Monday, May 26, 2008
vehement adjective [VEE-uh-muhnt] Characterized by intensity of emotions or convictions, or forcefulness of expression.
Definitions for vehement
- Characterized by intensity of emotions or convictions, or forcefulness of expression.
- Characterized by or acting with great force or energy; strong.
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Citations for vehement
Vehement cries of "No! no! never!"
From their earliest days, much of the state police's energy went to enforcing game laws, for landowner complaints about poachers were particularly vehement.
Origin of vehement
Vehement is from Latin vehemens, "violent, vehement, furious," perhaps from vehere, "to carry." The quality or state of being vehement is vehemence.