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Meaning of VEHEMENT

Pronunciation:  'veeumunt

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

VEHEMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: fierce, intense, strong, tearing, trigger-happy, violent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ve"he*ment\, a. [L. vehemens, the first part of which
is perhaps akin to vehere to carry, and the second mens mind:
cf. F. v['e]h['e]ment. Cf. {Vehicle}, and {Mental}.]
1. Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous;
   forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a
   vehement fire or heat.

2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent;
   passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.
   ``Vehement instigation.'' --Shak. ``Vehement desire.''

Syn: Furious; violent; raging; impetuous; passionate; ardent;
     eager; hot; fervid; burning.