fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
characterized by great force or energy
"vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.
apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved
Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.
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How to use vehement in a sentence?
He who has a vehement desire for posthumous fame does not consider that every one of those who remember him will himself also die very soon.
This means that a people cannot be made “national” according to the signification attached to that word by our bourgeois class today - that is to say, nationalism with many reservations- but national in the vehement and extreme sense.
Even the mind of the wise man who labours for perfection is carried away by the vehement insistence of the senses, O son of Kunti. (2:60)
He's a disgruntled employee, i'm loathed to criticize people, even though I have vehement disagreements with them. We're going to be filing an answer. I'll be represented by Representative Lamborn House lawyers. And they feel that their case is extremely weak and that we will prevail. So we'll be, when we file the answer, that'll be another opportunity maybe to get into more details.
In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.
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- heftig, vehementGerman
- ορμητικός, παράφορος, σφοδρόςGreek
- kiihkeä, kiivas, rajuFinnish
- բուռն, կատաղիArmenian
- 激烈, 激しい, 猛烈Japanese
- خوێن گهرمKurdish
- hartstochtelijk, heftig, felDutch
- рьяный, неистовыйRussian
- şiddetli, hararetli, ateşliTurkish
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