Etymology
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vehemence (n.)

c. 1400, from Old French vehemence, veemence "forcefulness, violence, rashness" or directly from Latin vehementia "eagerness, strength," from stem of vehere "to carry" (from PIE root *wegh- "to go, move, transport in a vehicle"). Related: Vehemency.

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Definitions of vehemence

vehemence (n.)
intensity or forcefulness of expression;
the vehemence of his denial
Synonyms: emphasis
vehemence (n.)
the property of being wild or turbulent;
Synonyms: ferocity / fierceness / furiousness / fury / violence / wildness
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