fervent

[fur-vuhnt]
adjective
1.
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
2.
hot; burning; glowing.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin fervent- (stem of fervēns) present participle of fervēre to boil; see -ent

fervently, adverb
ferventness, noun
nonfervent, adjective
nonfervently, adverb
nonferventness, noun
overfervent, adjective
overfervently, adverb
overferventness, noun
superfervent, adjective
superfervently, adverb
unfervent, adjective
unfervently, adverb

fervent, fever, feverish.


1. fervid, impassioned, passionate.
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fervent or fervid (ˈfɜːvənt, ˈfɜːvɪd)
 
adj
1.  intensely passionate; ardent: a fervent desire to change society
2.  archaic, poetic or boiling, burning, or glowing: fervent heat
 
[C14: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow]
 
fervid or fervid
 
adj
 
[C14: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow]
 
'fervently or fervid
 
adv
 
'fervidly or fervid
 
adv
 
'ferventness or fervid
 
n
 
'fervidness or fervid
 
n

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fervent
mid-14c., from L. fervens (gen. ferventis) "glowing," prp. of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE base *bhreu- (see brew). The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.
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Example sentences
These moments can cause irrational acts or imprint fervent memories on a wanton
  brain.
The show went on, and the wrenching absence of its honoree made it all the more
  fervent a celebration.
The visitors themselves aren't really visitors but devotees, meditative and
  fervent.
The characters' outsized actions seem quite natural when those characters are
  fervent, gun-toting gangster kids.
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