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fervid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fervid

  1. 1 having or expressing great depth of feeling at the school board meeting the librarian delivered a fervid speech defending the classic novel against would-be censors Synonyms of fervid ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervent, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedWords Related to fervid gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms of fervid detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms of fervid cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

  2. 2 having a notably high temperature the fervid sands of Arabia, where T.E. Lawrence staked his claim to military glory Synonyms of fervid ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, hot, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotWords Related to fervid blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropicalNear Antonyms of fervid chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms of fervid algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

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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