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adjective fer·vid \ˈfər-vəd\

: having or showing feelings that are very strong or too strong

Full Definition of FERVID

:  very hot :  burning
:  marked by often extreme fervor <a fervid crusader>
fer·vid·ly adverb
fer·vid·ness noun

Examples of FERVID

  1. <at the school board meeting the librarian delivered a fervid speech defending the classic novel against would-be censors>
  2. <the fervid sands of Arabia, where T.E. Lawrence staked his claim to military glory>

Origin of FERVID

Latin fervidus, from fervēre
First Known Use: 1599

Synonym Discussion of FERVID

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>.


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