fervid


fer·vid

adjective \ˈfər-vəd\

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

Full Definition of FERVID

1
:  very hot :  burning
2
:  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

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