AskDefine | Define vehement

Dictionary Definition

vehement adj
1 marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions" [syn: fierce, tearing, violent, trigger-happy]
2 characterized by great force or energy; "vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"

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English

Etymology

Latin vehemēns "impetuous, violent".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'viː.ə.mənt/

Adjective

vehement
  1. Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense.

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Translations

Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense

German

Adjective

  1. vehement

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