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VEHEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vehement mean? 

VEHEMENT (adjective)
  The adjective VEHEMENT has 2 senses:

1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
2. characterized by great force or energy

  Familiarity information: VEHEMENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VEHEMENT (adjective)


Sense 1vehement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

Synonyms:

tearing; vehement; fierce; trigger-happy; violent

Context examples:

fierce loyalty / in a tearing rage / vehement dislike / violent passions

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


Sense 2vehement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by great force or energy

Context examples:

vehement deluges of rain / vehement clapping / a vehement defense

Similar:

strong (having strength or power greater than average or expected)


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