1. The quality or state of being vehement; impetuous force; impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence of the wind; to speak with 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.
n 1: intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of
his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights" [syn: emphasis]
2: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's
violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury,