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vehemence

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  1. 1 the quality or state of being forceful (as in expression) the vehemence in her voice when she insisted that she never gossiped surprised me Synonyms of vehemence aggressiveness, assertiveness, emphasis, fierceness, forcefulness, intenseness, intensity, vigorousness, violence Words Related to vehemence potency, power, strength; eloquence; ardency, ardor, fervency, fervidness, fervor, insistence, passion, warmth; stridency, vociferousness; absoluteness, clearness, directness, incision, incisiveness, plainness, straightforwardness, vividness Near Antonyms of vehemence ambiguity, equivocation; delicacy, lightness, subtlety Antonyms of vehemence feebleness, mildness, weakness

  2. 2 depth of feeling every cause that she pursues is pursued with great vehemence Synonyms of vehemence ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, heat, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, ardor, violence, warmth, white heatWords Related to vehemence cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridnessNear Antonyms of vehemence aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms of vehemence impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity


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