vehemence

[ vee-uh-muhns ]
/ ˈvi ə məns /

noun

the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor.
vigorous impetuosity; fury: the vehemence of his attack.

Nearby words

  1. vegetive,
  2. veggie,
  3. veggieburger,
  4. vegie,
  5. vego,
  6. vehement,
  7. vehemently,
  8. vehicle,
  9. vehicular,
  10. veii

Sometimes ve·he·men·cy.

Origin of vehemence

1520–30; < Latin vehementia; see vehement, -ence

Related formso·ver·ve·he·mence, noun

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Word Origin and History for vehemence

vehemence

n.

mid-15c., from Old French vehemence or directly from Latin vehementia (see vehement).

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