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 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.

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