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Extremely or extravagantly eager; impassioned or zealous.

per·fer′vid·ly adv.
per·fer′vid·ness n.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary extremely ardent, enthusiastic, or zealous
[C19: from New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (intensive) + fervidus fervid]
perˈfervidly adv
perˈfervidness, ˌperferˈvidity, perˈfervour, perˈfervor n


(pərˈfɜr vɪd)

very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned.
per•fer′vid•ly, adv.
per•fer′vid•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perfervid - 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


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Entwined with Ward's childhood Methodism was a deep attachment to Great Britain; no-one could have been 'a more perfervidly loyal Briton than I was at seventeen', he wrote in A Radical Life.
He continues to be something of a gull, however, twisted around Rosalind's transvestite finger, his poetry mocked (in sharp contrast to Lodge's original), and his somewhat wan residual personality easily upstaged by perfervidly passionate Silvius.
Strange as it may strike the modern reader, this equation nevertheless figures centrally in his political thought, expressed nowhere more perfervidly than in The Idiot (1868) where he has Prince Myshkin exclaim: