adjective per·fer·vid \(ˌ)pər-ˈfər-vəd, ˈpər-\

Definition of PERFERVID

:  marked by overwrought or exaggerated emotion :  excessively fervent

Examples of PERFERVID

  1. <the perfervid prose of a romance novel>


New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- thoroughly + fervidus fervid
First Known Use: 1856

Synonym Discussion of PERFERVID

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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