vehemence

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin vehementia (eagerness, strength), from vehemens (eager).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈviːəmənts/, /ˈviːhəmənts/
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vehemence (usually uncountable, plural vehemences)

  1. An intense concentration, force or power.
    The bear attacked with vengeance and vehemence.
  2. A wild or turbulent ferocity or fury.
    His response was bursting with hatred and vehemence.
  3. Eagerness, fervor, excessive strong feeling.

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