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VEHEMENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vehemence mean? 

VEHEMENCE (noun)
  The noun VEHEMENCE has 2 senses:

1. intensity or forcefulness of expression
2. the property of being wild or turbulent

  Familiarity information: VEHEMENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VEHEMENCE (noun)


Sense 1vehemence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intensity or forcefulness of expression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

vehemence; emphasis

Context examples:

the vehemence of his denial / his emphasis on civil rights

Hypernyms ("vehemence" is a kind of...):

intensity; intensiveness (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vehemence"):

overemphasis (too much emphasis)


Sense 2vehemence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being wild or turbulent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ferocity; fierceness; furiousness; vehemence; violence; wildness; fury

Context example:

the storm's violence

Hypernyms ("vehemence" is a kind of...):

intensity; intensiveness (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vehemence"):

savageness; savagery (the property of being untamed and ferocious)


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