Definition of vehement in English:

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vehement

Pronunciation: /ˈviːɪm(ə)nt/

adjective

Showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense: her voice was low but vehement vehement criticism
More example sentences
  • This prompted some vehement criticism from shareholders in May.
  • Some of the most vehement criticism has come from New York itself.
  • Leaders of the coalition are vehement in arguing that cooperation with the social movements should be a cornerstone of any new party.
Synonyms
passionate, forceful, ardent, impassioned, heated, spirited, urgent, fervent, fervid, strong, forcible, powerful, emphatic, vigorous, animated, intense, violent, fierce, earnest, eager, keen, enthusiastic, zealous, fanatical;
loud, noisy, clamorous, vocal, vociferous, outspoken, strident, forthright, insistent

Origin

Late Middle English (describing pain or temperature, in the sense 'intense, high in degree'): from French véhément or Latin vehement- 'impetuous, violent', perhaps from an unrecorded adjective meaning 'deprived of mind', influenced by vehere 'carry'.

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