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fer·vent

 (fûr′vənt)
adj.
1. Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent: fervent protests; a fervent admirer.
2. Extremely hot; glowing.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervēns, fervent-, present participle of fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

fer′vent·ly adv.
fer′vent·ness n.

fervent

(ˈfɜːvənt) or

fervid

adj
1. intensely passionate; ardent: a fervent desire to change society.
2. archaic or poetic boiling, burning, or glowing: fervent heat.
[C14: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow]
ˈfervently, ˈfervidly adv
ˈferventness, ˈfervidness n

fer•vent

(ˈfɜr vənt)

adj.
1. having or showing very warm or intense spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent; passionate: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
2. burning.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin to boil]
fer′vent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fervent - characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.fervent - extremely hot; "the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne; "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"

fervent

adjective ardent, earnest, enthusiastic, fervid, passionate, warm, excited, emotional, intense, flaming, eager, animated, fiery, ecstatic, devout, heartfelt, impassioned, zealous, vehement, perfervid (literary) a fervent admirer of her work
cold, cool, detached, apathetic, frigid, dispassionate, impassive, unfeeling, unimpassioned
Usage: Care should be taken when using fervid as an alternative to fervent. Although both come from the same root and share the meaning `intense, ardent', the first has largely positive connotations, and is associated with hopes, wishes, and beliefs or admirers, supporters, and fans. The second, apart from being used less often than the first, is chiefly negative: in the fervid politics of New York city. A fervent kiss from an admirer would probably be welcome; a fervid one would not.

fervent

adjective
2. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
Translations
vroucížhavý
glødendelidenskabelig
innilegur, einlægur
iš visos širdies
dedzīgskvēls
ateşli

fervent

[ˈfɜːvənt] ADJ [prayer] → ferviente; [desire] → ardiente; [belief] → firme; [supporter] → acérrimo, ferviente; [denial] → enfático
he is a fervent believer in neoliberalismes un acérrimo or ferviente partidario del neoliberalismo
it is my fervent hope thatespero fervientemente que ...

fervent

[ˈfɜːrvənt] adj [admirer] → fervent(e), ardent(e); [hope] → ardent(e)

fervent

adj supporter, belief, advocate, nationalist, socialistleidenschaftlich; admirerglühend; hope, prayer, wish, desireinbrünstig (geh); she is a fervent believer in free tradesie glaubt leidenschaftlich an den freien Handel

fervent

[ˈfɜːvnt] fervid [ˈfɜːvɪd] adj (believer, supporter) → fervente; (desire) → ardente, fervido/a

fervent

(ˈfəːvənt) adjective
enthusiastic and very sincere. fervent hope.
ˈfervently adverb
References in classic literature ?
This passion hath his floods, in very times of weakness; which are great prosperity, and great adversity; though this latter hath been less observed: both which times kindle love, and make it more fervent, and therefore show it to be the child of folly.
I have heard much of you since then; for you have a fervent advocate in my house.
But to man doth it ever impel me anew, my fervent creative will; thus impelleth it the hammer to the stone.
Further on, from the bright red windows of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
At first, indeed, I pretended that I was describing the imaginary experiences of a fictitious person; but my enthusiasm soon forced me to throw off all disguise, and finally, in a fervent peroration, I exhorted all my hearers to divest themselves of prejudice and to become believers in the Third Dimension.
I raise fervent prayers to Heaven that the Almighty may exalt the race of the just, and mercifully fulfill the desires of Your Majesty.
Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid.
Brownlow went on, from day to day, filling the mind of his adopted child with stores of knowledge, and becoming attached to him, more and more, as his nature developed itself, and showed the thriving seeds of all he wished him to become--how he traced in him new traits of his early friend, that awakened in his own bosom old remembrances, melancholy and yet sweet and soothing--how the two orphans, tried by adversity, remembered its lessons in mercy to others, and mutual love, and fervent thanks to Him who had protected and preserved them--these are all matters which need not to be told.
The parts that pleased her most were the Revelations and the Prophecies,--parts whose dim and wondrous imagery, and fervent language, impressed her the more, that she questioned vainly of their meaning;--and she and her simple friend, the old child and the young one, felt just alike about it.
She thanked him with brief, though fervent gratitude, and while he went to hurry off his servant with a message to Mr.
Before him rose a grotesque mass of rocks, that resembled nothing so much as a vast fire petrified at the moment of its most fervent combustion.
Seeing this did more for Jo than the wisest sermons, the saintliest hymns, the most fervent prayers that any voice could utter.