vehement


ve·he·ment

adjective \ˈvē-ə-mənt\

: showing strong and often angry feelings : very emotional

Full Definition of VEHEMENT

:  marked by forceful energy :  powerful <a vehement wind>: as
a :  intensely emotional :  impassioned, fervid <vehement patriotism>
b (1) :  deeply felt <a vehement suspicion>
(2) :  forcibly expressed <vehement denunciations>
c :  bitterly antagonistic <a vehement debate>
ve·he·ment·ly adverb

Examples of VEHEMENT

  1. He issued a vehement denial of the accusation.
  2. The proposal has faced vehement opposition from many teachers.
  3. She was vehement about the need for new safety measures.
  4. Cranes rise above the old rooftops, adding new office towers and new condominiums and new malls to a city where Jonathan Swift once issued his vehement bulletins. —Pete Hamill, Gourmet, April 2007

Origin of VEHEMENT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin vehement-, vehemens, vement-, vemens
First Known Use: 15th century

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