Definition of vehement adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈviːəmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈviːəmənt//
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showing very strong feelings, especially anger synonym forceful a vehement denial/attack/protest, etc. He had been vehement in his opposition to the idea. Word Originlate Middle English (describing pain or temperature, in the sense ‘intense, high in degree’): from French véhément or Latin vehement- ‘impetuous, violent’, perhaps from an unrecorded adjective meaning ‘deprived of mind’, influenced by vehere ‘carry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vehement