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vehemence

[vee-uh-muh ns] /ˈvi ə məns/
noun
1.
the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor.
2.
vigorous impetuosity; fury:
the vehemence of his attack.
Also, vehemency.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin vehementia; see vehement, -ence
Related forms
overvehemence, noun
Synonyms
1. eagerness, verve, zeal, enthusiasm, fervency. 2. passion.
Antonyms
1, 2. apathy.
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vehemence

n.

mid-15c., from Old French vehemence or directly from Latin vehementia (see vehement).

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