vehement

[vee-uh-muhnt]
adjective
1.
zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.
2.
characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement hostility.
3.
strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire.
4.
marked by great energy or exertion; strenuous: vehement clapping.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin vehement-, stem of vehemēns, vēmēns violent, forceful (of uncertain derivation)

vehemently, adverb
nonvehement, adjective
nonvehemently, adverb
overvehement, adjective
overvehemently, adverb
unvehement, adjective
unvehemently, adverb


1. earnest, fervent, fervid. 2. burning, fiery.


1, 2. dispassionate.
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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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Word Origin & History

vehement
late 15c., from M.Fr. vehement "impetuous, ardent," from L. vehementem (nom. vehemens) "impetuous, carried away," perhaps from a lost present middle participle of vehere "to carry" (see vehicle). The other theory is that it represents 'vehe- "lacking, wanting" + mens
"mind." Related: Vehemently.
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Example sentences
The other problem is vehement anti-vet sentiments at many colleges across the
  country.
Nonetheless, we're somehow vehement about protecting one of their internal
  organs.
There is resistance, sometimes vehement resistance, to the efforts that make it
  possible.
Most of the vehement deniers are immune to listening to evidence and really
  looking at what's out there.
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