vehement


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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.

vehement

(ˈviːɪmənt)
adj
1. marked by intensity of feeling or conviction; emphatic
2. (of actions, gestures, etc) characterized by great energy, vigour, or force; furious
[C15: from Latin vehemēns ardent; related to vehere to carry]
ˈvehemence, ˈvehemency n
ˈvehemently adv

ve•he•ment

(ˈvi ə mənt)

adj.
1. zealous; impassioned: a vehement defense.
2. characterized by rancor or anger.
3. marked by great energy: a vehement shake of the head.
[1475–85; < Latin vehement-, s. of vehemēns, vēmēns violent, forceful]
ve′he•ment•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vehement - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictionsvehement - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.vehement - characterized by great force or energyvehement - characterized by great force or energy; "vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"

vehement

vehement

adjective
Extreme in degree, strength, or effect:
Translations

vehement

[ˈviːɪmənt] ADJ [person, tone, criticism, protest] → vehemente; [denial] → rotundo, categórico; [dislike] → intenso; [attack] → violento
there was vehement oppositionhubo una fuerte or radical oposición

vehement

[ˈviːəmənt] adj [person, critic, denial, objection, protest, opposition, attack] → véhément(e)

vehement

adjvehement (geh); attack alsoheftig, scharf; critic, opponent, opposition, protestscharf; dislike, desireheftig, stark; ally, supporter, speechleidenschaftlich; to become or grow vehementheftig werden; to be vehement in one’s demands for somethingetw vehement fordern; to be vehement in one’s attack on somebody/somethingjdn/etw scharf angreifen

vehement

[ˈviːɪmənt] adj (speech, passions) → veemente, violento/a; (attack) → vigoroso/a; (dislike, hatred) → profondo/a
there was vehement opposition → ci fu una dura opposizione
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The vehement throbbing of his heart almost suffocated him.
The scene-painter appeared to be puzzled by the vehement energy of the language addressed to him.
Although there was something very ludicrous in his vehement manner, taken in conjunction with his meagre aspect and ungraceful presence, it would scarcely have provoked a smile in any man of kindly feeling; or even if it had, he would have felt sorry and almost angry with himself next moment, for yielding to the impulse.
(Vehement cheering.) He had felt some pride--he acknowledged it freely, and let his enemies make the most of it--he had felt some pride when he presented his Tittlebatian Theory to the world; it might be celebrated or it might not.
As long as the paralysis was upon him, and it seemed as if he might always be in a childlike condition of dependence,--as long as he was still only half awakened to his trouble,--Maggie had felt the strong tide of pitying love almost as an inspiration, a new power, that would make the most difficult life easy for his sake; but now, instead of childlike dependence, there had come a taciturn, hard concentration of purpose, in strange contrast with his old vehement communicativeness and high spirit; and this lasted from day to day, and from week to week, the dull eye never brightening with any eagerness or any joy.
Sometimes I took my vehement energy of feeling for a resolute will, and over-estimated my powers; sometimes, at the mere sight of some trifling obstacle with which I was about to come into collision, I was far more cast down than I ought to have been.
And all the while, jet after jet of white smoke was agonizingly shot from the spiracle of the whale, and vehement puff after puff from the mouth of the excited headsman; as at every dart, hauling in upon his crooked lance (by the line attached to it), Stubb straightened it again and again, by a few rapid blows against the gunwale, then again and again sent it into the whale.
For God's sake, think of what I have said to you, and control yourself before it is too late!" She stopped, vehement and breathless, and caught her sister anxiously by the hand.
Sometimes he would burst out into vehement speech, "If I could ha' done anything to save her--if my bearing anything would ha' done any good...but t' have to sit still, and know it, and do nothing...it's hard for a man to bear...and to think o' what might ha' been now, if it hadn't been for HIM....O God, it's the very day we should ha' been married."
As soon as we succeeded in making the natives understand our intention, they broke out into the most vehement opposition to the measure, and for a while I almost despaired of obtaining their consent.
At all events they closeted themselves together, and then had a long and vehement discussion; after which the Frenchman departed in what appeared to be a passion, but returned, early this morning, to renew the combat.
When money is to be paid and received, there is always some vehement jawing and gesticulating about it.