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Etymology edit

From vehement +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈviː.ə.məntli/
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  • Hyphenation: ve‧he‧ment‧ly

Adverb edit

vehemently (comparative more vehemently, superlative most vehemently)

  1. In a vehement manner; expressing with a strong or forceful attitude.
    vehemently opposed
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 50:
      The Rabbis adjured her to endow the young man with his former virility, but she vehemently refused to do so.
    • 2011 October 29, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      And it was a miserable afternoon for Chelsea and England captain John Terry at the end of a week in which has he faced allegations of racial abuse against QPR's Anton Ferdinand - claims he vehemently denies.

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