from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid: a vehement denial. See Synonyms at intense.
- adj. Marked by or full of vigor or energy; strong: a vehement storm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing strong feelings; passionate; forceful or intense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty.
- adj. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proceeding from or characterized by strength, violence, or impetuosity of feeling or emotion; very ardent; very eager or urgent; fervent; passionate.
- Acting with great force or energy; energetic; violent; furious; very forcible.
- Synonyms Impetuous, fiery, burning, hot, fervid, forcible, vigorous, boisterous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
- adj. characterized by great force or energy
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vehemēns, vehement-, perhaps from vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vehemēns ("impetuous, violent"). (Wiktionary)