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vehement (adj.)

early 15c., from Middle French vehement, veement "impetuous, ardent" (12c.), from Latin vehementem (nominative vehemens) "impetuous, eager, violent, furious, ardent, carried away," perhaps [Barnhart] from a lost present middle participle of vehere "to carry" (from PIE root *wegh- "to go, move, transport in a vehicle"). The other theory is that it represents vehe- "lacking, wanting" + mens "mind." Related: Vehemently.

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Definitions of vehement from WordNet

vehement (adj.)
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid;
vehement dislike
Synonyms: fierce / tearing / violent / trigger-happy
vehement (adj.)
characterized by great force or energy;
vehement clapping
vehement deluges of rain
a vehement defense
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