fervour


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fer·vour

 (fûr′vər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of fervor.

fervour

(ˈfɜːvə) or

fervor

n
1. great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
2. rare intense heat
[C14: from Latin fervor heat, from fervēre to glow, boil]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fervour - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked upfervour - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
emotional arousal - the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
fever pitch - a state of extreme excitement; "the crowd was at fever pitch"
sensation - a state of widespread public excitement and interest; "the news caused a sensation"
2.fervour - feelings of great warmth and intensityfervour - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
passion, passionateness - a strong feeling or emotion
zeal - excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

fervour

noun ardour, passion, enthusiasm, excitement, intensity, warmth, animation, zeal, eagerness, vehemence, earnestness, fervency an outbreak of religious fervour
Quotations
"Fervour is the weapon of choice of the impotent" [Frantz Fanon Black Skins White Masks]
Translations
حَماس، تَحَمُّس، حَرارَه
zápal
begejstringglød
gorljivostzanosžar
ákafi, kapp; tilfinningahiti
dedzīgumskvēlums

fervour

fervor (US) [ˈfɜːvəʳ] Nfervor m

fervour

[ˈfɜːrr] (British) fervor (US) nferveur f
fess up
[ˌfɛsˈʌp] vi (US)cracher le morceau

fervour

, (US) fervor
nLeidenschaftlichkeit f; (of public speaker)Leidenschaft f; (of hope, prayer, wish)Inbrunst f (geh)

fervour

fervor (Am) [ˈfɜːvəʳ] n (frm) → fervore m, ardore m

fervour

(American) fervor (ˈfəːvə) noun
enthusiasm and strength of emotion. He spoke with fervour.
References in classic literature ?
It stated with fervour a great many things I had lately discovered.
His eloquence and religious fervour had already given the earnest of high eminence in his profession.
In the few minutes' conversation which she had yet had with him, while Harriet had been partially insensible, he had spoken of her terror, her naivete, her fervour as she seized and clung to his arm, with a sensibility amused and delighted; and just at last, after Harriet's own account had been given, he had expressed his indignation at the abominable folly of Miss Bickerton in the warmest terms.
If Miss Ingram had been a good and noble woman, endowed with force, fervour, kindness, sense, I should have had one vital struggle with two tigers--jealousy and despair: then, my heart torn out and devoured, I should have admired her--acknowledged her excellence, and been quiet for the rest of my days: and the more absolute her superiority, the deeper would have been my admiration--the more truly tranquil my quiescence.
I ought to have sweat blood then, from the anguish of my yearning - from the fervour of my supplications to have but one glimpse
I know that, as in her childhood she had no parent, so she is now devoted to you with all the constancy and fervour of her present years and character, united to the trustfulness and attachment of the early days in which you were lost to her.
I still held on to the leg of the table, but clutched it now with the fervour of gratitude.
Silas was evidently a brother selected for a peculiar discipline; and though the effort to interpret this discipline was discouraged by the absence, on his part, of any spiritual vision during his outward trance, yet it was believed by himself and others that its effect was seen in an accession of light and fervour.
It is true that this people has a natural disposition to goodness; they are very liberal of their alms, they much frequent their churches, and are very studious to adorn them; they practise fasting and other mortifications, and notwithstanding their separation from the Roman Church, and the corruptions which have crept into their faith, yet retain in a great measure the devout fervour of the primitive Christians.
So he went on stringing together these and other absurdities, all in the style of those his books had taught him, imitating their language as well as he could; and all the while he rode so slowly and the sun mounted so rapidly and with such fervour that it was enough to melt his brains if he had any.
It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation.
I suppose he saw something in my face which checked him, for he suddenly stopped,and said with a sort of manly fervour that I could have loved him for if I had been free.