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vehement | vehemently

vehement vehemently
forceful in feeling or belief
  • How to Memorize
    • vehement - emphatic
  • Analysis

    If you are ‘vehement’ about something, you have intense, strong feelings or beliefs about it which are typically expressed forcefully. With this term, there is no misconception or second-guessing. It is totally clear what somebody believes or is trying to express. To be vehement can often be positive, but it may also be a sign of stubbornness or inflexibility.

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    Antonymsimpassiveapathetic, uncertain,
  • Example(s)
    1. The journalist has been a vehement critic of government policy since the start of the crisis.

    2. Due to their reputation for engaging in shady practices, we are vehemently opposed to making any deal with that company.

    3. Kevin was vehement in his denial of the accusations. He feels that he is the subject of a witch-hunt.