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. véhément. Cf.
Vehicle, and Mental.]
1. Acting with great force; furious; violent;
impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement
torrent; a vehement fire or heat.
2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent;
passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.
"Vehement instigation." Shak. "Vehement desire."
Syn. -- Furious; violent; raging; impetuous; passionate; ardent;
eager; hot; fervid; burning.