Vehement Ve"he*ment, a. [L. vehemens, the first part of which is perhaps akin to vehere to carry, and the second mens mind: cf. F. v['e]h['e]ment. Cf. {Vehicle}, and {Mental}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat. [1913 Webster]

2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion. ``Vehement instigation.'' --Shak. ``Vehement desire.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Furious; violent; raging; impetuous; passionate; ardent; eager; hot; fervid; burning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.