fervent


fer·vent

adjective \ˈfər-vənt\

: felt very strongly : having or showing very strong feelings

Full Definition of FERVENT

1
:  very hot :  glowing
2
:  exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling :  zealous <fervent prayers>
fer·vent·ly adverb

Examples of FERVENT

  1. <a fervent speech that called for tolerance and compassion for those who are different>
  2. <in the thick, fervent air of a tropical afternoon, a languor set in>

Origin of FERVENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin fervent-, fervens, present participle of fervēre to boil, froth — more at barm
First Known Use: 14th century

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