noun \ˈfər-vər\

: a strong feeling of excitement and enthusiasm

Full Definition of FERVOR

:  intensity of feeling or expression <booing and cheering with almost equal fervor — Alan Rich>
:  intense heat

Examples of FERVOR

  1. The fervor surrounding her campaign continued right through election day.
  2. The novel captures the revolutionary fervor of the period.
  3. As Nina has grown more observant, Andras has become distanced from her. Her religious fervor doesn't interest him. Coming to tradition late, Nina has all the pedantry of an autodidact. Her strivings seem inauthentic to Andras, and not at all spiritual. —Allegra Goodman, Kaaterskill Falls, 1998

Origin of FERVOR

Middle English fervour, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French fervur, from Latin fervor, from fervēre (see fervent)
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FERVOR


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