fervidness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fervidness - feelings of great warmth and intensityfervidness - 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"
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