Fervent



[fur-vuh nt] /ˈfɜr vənt/

adjective
1.
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent:
a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
2.
hot; burning; glowing.
/ˈfɜːvənt/
adjective
1.
intensely passionate; ardent: a fervent desire to change society
2.
(archaic or poetic) boiling, burning, or glowing: fervent heat
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) “boiling, hot, glowing,” figuratively “violent, impetuous, furious,” present participle of fervere “to boil, glow,” from PIE root *bhreue- (see brew). The figurative sense of “impassioned” is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Fervently

    [fur-vuh nt] /ˈfɜr vənt/ adjective 1. having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea. 2. hot; burning; glowing. /ˈfɜːvənt/ adjective 1. intensely passionate; ardent: a fervent desire to change society 2. (archaic or poetic) boiling, burning, or glowing: fervent heat adj. mid-14c., from Old […]

  • Fervid

    [fur-vid] /ˈfɜr vɪd/ adjective 1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator. 2. burning; glowing; intensely hot. adj. 1590s, from Latin fervidus “glowing, burning; vehement, fervid,” from fervere “to boil, glow” (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of “impassioned” is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.



  • Fervidity

    [fur-vid] /ˈfɜr vɪd/ adjective 1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator. 2. burning; glowing; intensely hot. adj. 1590s, from Latin fervidus “glowing, burning; vehement, fervid,” from fervere “to boil, glow” (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of “impassioned” is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.

  • Fervidly

    [fur-vid] /ˈfɜr vɪd/ adjective 1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator. 2. burning; glowing; intensely hot. adj. 1590s, from Latin fervidus “glowing, burning; vehement, fervid,” from fervere “to boil, glow” (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of “impassioned” is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.



Disclaimer: Fervent definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.