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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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
They think that this remembrance of their virtue and goodness doth vehemently
  provoke and enforce the quick to virtue.
Many people vehemently accuse the authorities of doing little to improve their
  lot.
But greens vehemently oppose the building of more dams and transmission lines
  in the country's beautiful, rain-drenched south.
And few are saying that as vehemently as those who have picked the anniversary
  as their day to demonstrate.
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