- the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor.
- vigorous impetuosity; fury: the vehemence of his attack.
Origin of vehemence
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1, 2. apathy.
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Examples from the Web for vehemence
And this, more than anything, explains the size and vehemence of the protests.Morsi-less: Are Egyptians Done with the Muslim Brothers?
July 1, 2013
V is for vehemence, which the Tea Party movement has in abundance.My A-Z Guide to the Tea Party
September 18, 2010
She is unmatched in both the relentlessness and vehemence of her image-rehabilitation campaign.Elizabeth Edwards' Media Hypocrisy
June 29, 2010
Mr. Gladstone attacked the bill with a power and vehemence which astonished the House.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Many times Hubertine had seen her kissing her hands with vehemence.The Dream
He spoke now with a vehemence and passion almost equal to Gaspare's.A Spirit in Prison
The old lady, who had been bending forward in her vehemence, fell back on the pillow.The Eternal City
He produced a handkerchief, and blew his nose with vehemence.Scaramouche
Word Origin and History for vehemence
mid-15c., from Old French vehemence or directly from Latin vehementia (see vehement).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper