vehemence


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ve·he·ment

 (vē′ə-mənt)
adj.
Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid: a vehement denial.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vehemēns, vehement-, perhaps from vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

ve′he·mence, ve′he·men·cy n.
ve′he·ment·ly adv.

ve•he•mence

(ˈvi ə məns)

also ve′he•men•cy,



n.
1. the quality of being vehement.
2. vigorous impetuosity; fury.
[1520–30; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vehemence - intensity or forcefulness of expressionvehemence - intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"
intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense
overemphasis - too much emphasis
2.vehemence - the property of being wild or turbulentvehemence - the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense
savageness, savagery - the property of being untamed and ferocious; "the coastline is littered with testaments to the savageness of the waters"; "a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums"

vehemence

vehemence

noun
Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity:
Translations

vehemence

[ˈviːɪməns] N [of words, person, criticism, protest] → vehemencia f; [of attack] → violencia f; [of opposition] → fuerza f, radicalidad f; [of denial] → rotundidad f; [of dislike] → intensidad f

vehemence

[ˈviːəməns] nvéhémence f

vehemence

nVehemenz f (geh); (of actions, feelings also)Heftigkeit f; (of love, hatred also)Leidenschaftlichkeit f; (of protests also)Schärfe f, → Heftigkeit f

vehemence

[ˈviːɪməns] nveemenza
References in classic literature ?
At last the father said: "We feel highly honoured by your Majesty's proposal, but you see our daughter is a tender young thing, and we fear that in the vehemence of your affection you might possibly do her some injury.
I've come to buy you, and take you home," said George, with impetuous vehemence.
cried Mr Kenwigs, pulling so hard, in his vehemence, at the flaxen tail of his second daughter, that he lifted her up on tiptoe, and kept her, for some seconds, in that attitude.
he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion.
she added with sudden vehemence, and "I--well, you will wonder how I came to this, I wonder myself-- it has all happened but six months ago, and yet I seem to have forgotten--only the broken- hearted and the hungry would understand, if I could remember--and yet it was not life, certainly not life I wanted--and yet I couldn't die--"
This inflamed his rage; he repeated his threatenings, and turning to his companions, spoke with great vehemence in the Japanese language, as I suppose, often using the word CHRISTIANOS.
It is curious to observe, with what vehemence this part of the plan is assailed, on the principle here taken notice of, by men who profess to admire, without exception, the constitution of this State; while that constitution makes the Senate, together with the chancellor and judges of the Supreme Court, not only a court of impeachments, but the highest judicatory in the State, in all causes, civil and criminal.
Hearing these words the King advanced towards me with a menacing cry as if to pierce me through the diagonal; and in that same moment there arose from myriads of his subjects a multitudinous war-cry, increasing in vehemence till at last methought it rivalled the roar of an army of a hundred thousand Isosceles, and the artillery of a thousand Pentagons.
With these words, enforced by a vehemence of gesture I cannot describe, Marnoo started from my side, and immediately engaged in conversation with some of the chiefs who had entered the house.
At the end of the meeting the Grand Master with irony and ill-will reproved Bezukhov for his vehemence and said it was not love of virtue alone, but also a love of strife that had moved him in the dispute.
He spoke without much vehemence of agreement or disagreement.
I suppose you would have had him cast a glance into the squire's pew,' said I, laughing at the vehemence of her hostility.