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[ noun ] intensity or forcefulness of expression

Synonyms

emphasis

Examples

: "the vehemence of his denial" "his emphasis on civil rights"

Used in print

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

He swung toward the front to give the news to Hettie , then stopped , barred from her by the vehemence of her blame and hate .

Related terms

intensity overemphasis

2
[ noun ] the property of being wild or turbulent

Examples

"the storm's violence"

Related terms

intensity

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