- 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 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 vehemēns (“impetuous, violent”).