An example of vehement is someone passionately saying they did not commit a crime.
- acting or moving with great force; violent
- having or characterized by intense feeling or strong passion; fervent, impassioned, etc.
Origin of vehementLate Middle English from Middle French véhément from Classical Latin vehemens, eager, vehement from base of vehere, to carry: see way
Origin of vehementMiddle English from Old French from Latin vehemēns vehement- perhaps from vehere to carry ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
- ve′he·mence ve′he·men·cy
(comparative more vehement, superlative most vehement)
From Latin vehemÄ“ns (“impetuous, violent").