[ vee-uh-muhnt ]
/ ˈvi ə mənt /
zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.
characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement hostility.
strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire.
marked by great energy or exertion; strenuous: vehement clapping.
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Origin of vehement
1475–85; < Latin vehement-, stem of vehemēns, vēmēns violent, forceful (of uncertain derivation)
ANTONYMS FOR vehement
1, 2 dispassionate.
ve·he·ment·ly, adverbnon·ve·he·ment, adjectivenon·ve·he·ment·ly, adverbo·ver·ve·he·ment, adjective
o·ver·ve·he·ment·ly, adverbun·ve·he·ment, adjectiveun·ve·he·ment·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for over-vehement
The jar was only momentary and was doubtless the result of an over-vehement attack.Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone
British Dictionary definitions for over-vehement
/ (ˈviːɪmənt) /
marked by intensity of feeling or conviction; emphatic
(of actions, gestures, etc) characterized by great energy, vigour, or force; furious
Derived Formsvehemence, nounvehemently, adverb
Word Origin for vehement
C15: from Latin vehemēns ardent; related to vehere to carry
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