'Vehemence' definitions:

Definition of 'vehemence'

(from WordNet)
Intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights" [syn: vehemence, emphasis]
The property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness]

Definition of 'Vehemence'

  • Vehemence \Ve"he*mence\, n. [L. vehementia: cf. F. v['e]h['e]mence.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. The quality or state of being vehement; impetuous force; impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence of the wind; to speak with vehemence. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Violent ardor; great heat; animated fervor; as, the vehemence of love, anger, or other passions. [1913 Webster]
  • I . . . tremble at his vehemence of temper. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'vehemence'

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Words containing 'Vehemence'