Definition of vehemence in English:



mass noun
  • Great forcefulness or intensity of feeling or expression.

    ‘the vehemence of his reaction’
    • ‘Even Bernhard was taken aback by the vehemence of the response.’
    • ‘I was surprised and a little embarrassed at my own vehemence, but reactions to Chomsky do tend toward the passionate.’
    • ‘Although the content of these responses was not surprising to us, the vehemence with which they were expressed was.’
    • ‘It was a measure of her political intelligence that, despite the vehemence with which she expressed her views, she remained one of her party's stars.’
    • ‘However, what is alarming is the vehemence with which a lot of the protestors expressed their views.’
    passion, force, forcefulness, ardour, fervour, spirit, spiritedness, urgency, strength, forcibleness, emphasis, vigour, intensity, violence, earnestness, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm, zeal, zealousness, fanaticism
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