V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. showing conviction or strong feeling; 2. done with vigor or force

Synonyms: fervent, impassioned, ardent, powerful, intense, emphatic

Antonyms: feeble, passionless, stoic

Tips: The adverb form of vehement is vehemently and often refers to the way a person expresses his or her opinion. Vehement is synonymous with the words fervent, fervid, ardent, and zealous. All these words mean "deeply passionate," but vehement is unique, in that it is often used specifically to comment on a person's conviction. See fervent for a detailed analysis of these synonyms.

Usage Examples:

He vehemently denied any involvement in the scandal. (emphatically, passionately) adverb

With their opposing opinions, the two men had a vehement debate on the issues. (fervent, impassioned)

A vehement wind tore through our little town and uprooted several trees. (powerful)

His vehement patriotism and devotion to his country could not be shaken. (impassioned, emphatic)

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