English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'vehement'

(adjective) 
Definition
(of actions or gestures) performed with great force or energy
There has been widespread and vehement condemnation of the attack.
Synonyms
strong
Having strong unrequited feelings for someone is hard.
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fierce
Two climbers were trapped by a fierce storm.
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earnest
Despite their earnest efforts, they failed to win support.
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powerful
in the grip of a powerful emotion
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violent
his violent, almost pathological jealousy
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intense
She is more adult, and more intense than I had imagined.
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flaming
She had a flaming row with her lover.
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eager
He looked at the crowd of eager faces around him.
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enthusiastic
The band drew a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
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passionate
He made a passionate speech about his commitment to peace.
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ardent
an ardent lover
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emphatic
His response was immediate and emphatic.
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fervent
a fervent admirer of her work
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impassioned
He made an impassioned appeal for peace.
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zealous
She was a zealous worker for charitable bodies.
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forcible
He is a forcible advocate for the arts.
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fervid
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ardent
Definition
passionate
an ardent lover
in the sense of eager
Definition
very keen to have or do something
He looked at the crowd of eager faces around him.
Synonyms
fervid,
keen as mustard,
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (informal)
in the sense of earnest
Definition
serious and sincere, often excessively so
Despite their earnest efforts, they failed to win support.

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