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perfervid

[per-fur-vid] /pərˈfɜr vɪd/
adjective
1.
very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned:
perfervid patriotism.
Origin of perfervid
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin perfervidus. See per-, fervid
Related forms
perfervidity, perfervidness, noun
perfervidly, adverb
perfervor; especially British, perfervour, noun
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  • Her interest was naturally undiminshed by this perfervid tribute, and she clapped her dainty hands together with sudden mirth.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • And this perfervid and most serious account was in truth very funny.

  • Jkai was an arch-romantic, with a perfervid Oriental imagination, and humour of the purest, rarest description.

  • A man proposes to you as if he were asking you for the sixth waltz, only his manner is perfervid.

  • Individual would-be reformers were carried away by their perfervid zeal, led into proposing the most unheard-of innovations.

  • I have a perfervid appreciation of those things in other persons.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • This I knew perfectly well, but I could not check the perfervid rush of my song.

  • But this perfervid disputant was not always out of key with his audience.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Perhaps; and yet it would be rash to conclude that his perfervid declarations were altogether without sincerity.

    Queen Victoria Lytton Strachey
  • Welsh—the courage of perfervid emotion, religious in its intensity.

    The Irish on the Somme Michael MacDonagh
British Dictionary definitions for perfervid

perfervid

/pɜːˈfɜːvɪd/
adjective
1.
(literary) extremely ardent, enthusiastic, or zealous
Derived Forms
perfervidly, adverb
perfervidness, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (intensive) + fervidusfervid
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Word Origin and History for perfervid
adj.

1830, as if from Latin *perfervidus, from per- "completely" (see per) + fervidus (see fervid). Related: Perfervidly.

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