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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

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How is the word fervid different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of fervid are ardent, fervent, impassioned, passionate, and perfervid. While all these words mean "showing intense feeling," fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion.

fervid love letters

When is ardent a more appropriate choice than fervid?

The words ardent and fervid are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm.

an ardent supporter of human rights

When might fervent be a better fit than fervid?

While the synonyms fervent and fervid are close in meaning, fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal.

fervent good wishes

Where would impassioned be a reasonable alternative to fervid?

The meanings of impassioned and fervid largely overlap; however, impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression.

an impassioned plea for justice

When would passionate be a good substitute for fervid?

While in some cases nearly identical to fervid, passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion.

a passionate denunciation

When is it sensible to use perfervid instead of fervid?

In some situations, the words perfervid and fervid are roughly equivalent. However, perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings.

perfervid expressions of patriotism

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The first known use of fervid was in 1599

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“Fervid.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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