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fervent

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adjective fer·vent \ˈfər-vənt\

Simple Definition of fervent

  • : felt very strongly : having or showing very strong feelings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fervent

  1. 1 :  very hot :  glowing

  2. 2 :  exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling :  zealous <fervent prayers>

fervently adverb

Examples of fervent in a sentence

  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

Synonym Discussion of fervent

impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid mean showing intense feeling. impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression <an impassioned plea for justice>. passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion <a passionate denunciation>. ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm <an ardent supporter of human rights>. fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal <fervent good wishes>. fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion <fervid love letters>. perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings <perfervid expressions of patriotism>.

Rhymes with fervent


FERVENT Defined for Kids

fervent

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adjective fer·vent \ˈfər-vənt\

Definition of fervent for Students

  1. :  felt very strongly <fervent gratitude>

fervently adverb




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