fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
characterized by great force or energy
"vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"
Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense.
Origin: From vehemens.
acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat
very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vē′he-ment, adj. passionate: furious: very eager or urgent.—ns. Vē′hemence, Vē′hemency, the quality of being vehement: violence: great ardour or fervour.—adv. Vē′hemently. [O. Fr.,—L. vehemens, from ve, out of, mens, mind; acc. to Vanicek, from vehĕre, to carry.]
The numerical value of vehement in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of vehement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Even the mind of the wise man who labours for perfection is carried away by the vehement insistence of the senses, O son of Kunti. (2:60)
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!
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Translations for vehement
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- heftig, vehementGerman
- ορμητικός, παράφορος, σφοδρόςGreek
- kiihkeä, kiivas, rajuFinnish
- բուռն, կատաղիArmenian
- 激烈, 激しい, 猛烈Japanese
- خوێن گهرمKurdish
- hartstochtelijk, heftig, felDutch
- рьяный, неистовыйRussian
- şiddetli, hararetli, ateşliTurkish
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