What does vehement mean?

Definitions for vehement
ˈvi ə məntve·he·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. vehement(adj)

    characterized by great force or energy

    "vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"

Wiktionary

  1. vehement(Adjective)

    Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense.

    Etymology: From vehemens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vehement(adj)

    acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat

  2. Vehement(adj)

    very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vehement

    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.]

How to pronounce vehement?

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How to say vehement in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vehement in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vehement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of vehement in a Sentence

  1. John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887:

    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!

  2. Adolf Hitler:

    This means that a people cannot be made “national” according to the signification attached to that word by our bourgeois class today - that is to say, nationalism with many reservations- but national in the vehement and extreme sense.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    He who has a vehement desire for posthumous fame does not consider that every one of those who remember him will himself also die very soon.

  4. John Burroughs:

    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

  5. Edmund Burke:

    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.

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