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English noun: vehemence

1. vehemence (attribute) intensity or forcefulness of expression

SamplesThe vehemence of his denial.
His emphasis on civil rights.


Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness

Narrower (hyponym)overemphasis

2. vehemence (attribute) the property of being wild or turbulent

SamplesThe storm's violence.

Synonymsferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness

Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness

Narrower (hyponym)savageness, savagery

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