vehemency

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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vehemence

noun
1. intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights" 
2. the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" [syn: ferocity
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