Definition of vehement in English:

vehement

Syllabification: ve·he·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈvēəmənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

vehemently

adverb
More example sentences
  • He vehemently denied the accusations and was released on bail.
  • Essentially, it's the media pundits who most vehemently oppose modernisation.
  • Some people don't seem to be very upset by the proposal, while others are vehemently opposed to the move.

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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