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Dictionary Definition



1 intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights" [syn: emphasis]
2 the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness]

User Contributed Dictionary



, from vehementia.


  • /ˈviːəmənts/|/ˈviːhəmənts/


  1. An intense concentration, force or power.
    The bear attacked with vengeance and vehemence.
  2. A wild or turbulent ferocity or fury.
    His response was bursting with hatred and vehemence.
  3. Eagerness, fervor, excessive strong feeling.

Related terms


An intense concentration, force or power
A wild or turbulent ferocity or fury
Eagerness, fervor, excessive strong feeling

Extensive Definition

Vehemence are a melodic death metal band from Phoenix, Arizona. They formed in 1997, and released their first demo cassette in 1998. The debut album The Thoughts From Which I Hide was self-released in 2000. They debuted on Metal Blade Records in 2002 with God Was Created. Their final album Helping The World To See released in 2004 on Metal Blade.
Long-time vocalist Nathan Gearheart left the line-up in 2005 and was replaced by former From a Second Story Window singer Sean Vandegrift, a change that put the band into a more Hardcore-fused direction. Sean Vandegrift and Vehemence parted ways later that year and Adam Cody from Glass Casket would fill the spot.
The band split up in October 2005, and then on February 25, 2006 they announced that they are back together, but after playing a few gigs they split up again. In late 2007 they reformed again, this time with Kyle Moeller replacing John Chavez on guitar. In November 2007 the band put a new song on their myspace. In February 2008, their myspace page was updated to say "VEHEMENCE Has a Show Feb. 16th". The band is to play a reunion show on that date at Chaser's in Scottsdale, AZ.


Former members


vehemence in Portuguese: Vehemence
vehemence in Slovak: Vehemence
vehemence in Swedish: Vehemence

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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