- The definition of vehement is having intense feeling or force behind your words or actions.
An example of vehement is someone passionately saying they did not commit a crime.
- acting or moving with great force; violent; impetuous
- having or characterized by intense feeling or strong passion; fervent, impassioned, etc.
Origin: L Middle English from Middle French véhément from Classical Latin vehemens, eager, vehement from base of vehere, to carry: see way
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- Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid: a vehement denial. See Synonyms at intense.
- Marked by or full of vigor or energy; strong: a vehement storm.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vehemēns, vehement-, perhaps from vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
- veˈhe·mence, veˈhe·men·cy noun
- veˈhe·ment·ly adverb