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vehement

[ vee-uh-muhnt ]
/ ˈvi ə mənt /
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adjective

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

First recorded in 1475–85; from Latin vehement-, stem of vehemēns, vēmēns “violent, forceful”; of uncertain derivation

OTHER WORDS FROM vehement

ve·he·ment·ly, adverbnon·ve·he·ment, adjectiveo·ver·ve·he·ment, adjectiveun·ve·he·ment, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vehement

vehement
/ (ˈviːɪmənt) /

adjective

marked by intensity of feeling or conviction; emphatic
(of actions, gestures, etc) characterized by great energy, vigour, or force; furious

Derived forms of vehement

vehemence, nounvehemently, adverb

Word Origin for vehement

C15: from Latin vehemēns ardent; related to vehere to carry
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