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Meaning of VEHEMENCE

Pronunciation:  'veeumuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"
  2. [n]  the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
 

VEHEMENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: emphasis, ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness
 
 See Also: intensity, intensiveness, overemphasis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ve"he*mence\, n. [L. vehementia: cf. F.
v['e]h['e]mence.]
1. The quality pr state of being vehement; impetuous force;
   impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence.

2. Violent ardor; great heat; animated fervor; as, the
   vehemence of love, anger, or other passions.

         I . . . tremble at his vehemence of temper.
                                               --Addison.

 

 

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