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vehemence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vehemence  \Ve"he*mence\,  n.  [L.  vehementia:  cf  F. 
  v['e]h['e]mence.] 
  1.  The  quality  pr  state  of  being  vehement;  impetuous  force; 
  impetuosity;  violence;  fury;  as  the  vehemence. 
 
  2.  Violent  ardor;  great  heat;  animated  fervor;  as  the 
  vehemence  of  love,  anger,  or  other  passions. 
 
  I  .  .  .  tremble  at  his  vehemence  of  temper. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vehemence 
  n  1:  intensity  or  forcefulness  of  expression:  "the  vehemence  of 
  his  denial"  or  "his  emphasis  on  civil  rights"  [syn:  {emphasis}] 
  2:  the  property  of  being  wild  or  turbulent;  "the  storm's 
  violence"  [syn:  {ferocity},  {fierceness},  {furiousness},  {fury}, 
  {violence},  {wildness}] 




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