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fer·vid

 (fûr′vĭd)
adj.
1. Marked by great passion or zeal: a fervid patriot.
2. Extremely hot; burning.

[Latin fervidus, from fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

fer′vid·ly adv.
fer′vid·ness n.

fer•vid

(ˈfɜr vɪd)

adj.
1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
2. burning; glowing.
[1590–1600; < Latin fervidus boiling]
fer•vid′i•ty, fer′vid•ness, n.
fer′vid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fervid - 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.fervid - 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"

fervid

adjective
2. Characterized by intense emotion and activity:
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Has a girl of fourteen a heart large enough, vigorous enough, to hold the swelling spring of pure, full, fervid eloquence?
The girl's fervid temp erament intensified the essentially feminine pleasure that most women feel in the passage of the comb through their hair, to a luxury of sensation which absorbed her in enjoyment, so serenely self-demonstrative, so drowsily deep that it did irresistibly suggest a pet cat's enjoyment under a caressing hand.
But while opinion concerning him had remained nearly stationary, and his daily habits had presented scarcely any visible change, Marner's inward life had been a history and a metamorphosis, as that of every fervid nature must be when it has fled, or been condemned, to solitude.
Him through the spicie Forrest onward com ADAM discernd, as in the dore he sat Of his coole Bowre, while now the mounted Sun Shot down direct his fervid Raies, to warme Earths inmost womb, more warmth then ADAM need; And EVE within, due at her hour prepar'd For dinner savourie fruits, of taste to please True appetite, and not disrelish thirst Of nectarous draughts between, from milkie stream, Berrie or Grape: to whom thus ADAM call'd.
But the fervid facility of his impromptus could not be so accounted for.
Ere long Marseilles presented herself to view, -- Marseilles, white, fervid, full of life and energy, -- Marseilles, the younger sister of Tyre and Carthage, the successor to them in the empire of the Mediterranean, -- Marseilles, old, yet always young.
The incident with which this tale commences found Pearson in a state of religious dulness, yet mentally disquieted, and longing for a more fervid faith than he possessed.
The pilgrims looked whence it should proceed, but closed their eyes with a thrill of awful admiration, to exclude the fervid splendor that glowed from the brow of a cliff impending over the enchanted lake.
Fortunately, both Julia and her mother were too much engaged to perceive the tears that rolled down the cheeks of the poor stranger, as she read the honest declaration of a fervid and manly love, nor did either detect the manner in which the letter was pressed to Mademoiselle Hennequin's heart, when she had done reading it the second time.
with a fervid temperament, which helped him better in imbibing religious ideas than in the dry process of acquiring the mere human knowledge of the alphabet.
I had confidence in Frances Evans; I had respect for her, and as I drew her arm through mine, and led her out of the cemetery, I felt I had another sentiment, as strong as confidence, as firm as respect, more fervid than either--that of love.
Madame de Cintre started slightly, and raised her eyebrows; she had evidently not expected so fervid a compliment.