vehement
[ vee-uh-muhnt ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Late Middle English; from the French vehement or the Latin vehement- "impetuous, violent;" perhaps from an unrecorded adjective meaning, "deprived of mind," influenced by the vehere "carry"
Synonyms
adjective
ardentemphaticenthusiasticfervent
Antonyms
adjective
apatheticcalmcooldispassionategentle
Definition
adjectivezealous; ardent; impassioned
Examples
adjectiveA) He was vehement about his desire to make sure his family had everything they needed. B) Her vehement affinity for live music led her to attend many concerts of various kinds with her dear friends.
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