vehemence

[vee-uh-muhns]
noun
1.
the quality of being vehement; ardor; fervor.
2.
vigorous impetuosity; fury: the vehemence of his attack.
Also, vehemency.


Origin:
1520–30; < Latin vehementia; see vehement, -ence

overvehemence, noun


1. eagerness, verve, zeal, enthusiasm, fervency. 2. passion.


1, 2. apathy.
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vehement (ˈviːɪmənt)
 
adj
1.  marked by intensity of feeling or conviction; emphatic
2.  (of actions, gestures, etc) characterized by great energy, vigour, or force; furious
 
[C15: from Latin vehemēns ardent; related to vehere to carry]
 
'vehemence
 
n
 
'vehemently
 
adv

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Example sentences
And with the intensity he gave it, the undine-mermaid myth gained new vehemence.
But even in these brief periods, parliamentarians staked out their positions
  and defended them with vehemence.
Perhaps that explains the vehemence of the opposition to it.
Tom reacts with a startling and unexpected vehemence.
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