Definition of fervor in English:

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fervor

Pronunciation: /ˈfərvər/
(British fervour)

noun

1Intense and passionate feeling: he talked with all the fervor of a new convert
More example sentences
  • She said it was carried through with great fervor and passion and involved a total commitment to the environment within the school.
  • There is no fervour, no passion, and no straightforward moral principle.
  • The band perform with the such passion and fervour, it's hard to believe some of the songs are over a decade old.
Synonyms
passion, ardor, intensity, zeal, vehemence, emotion, warmth, earnestness, avidity, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm, excitement, animation, vigor, energy, fire, spirit, zest, fervency
1.1 archaic Intense heat.
Example sentences
  • They carried between them, and actually in their hands, a glowing flame, the fervour of which I felt reflected from the picture on my own cheeks.
  • If there is a greater heat and fervour of fire in the ether, then this heat causes a sudden rise and dangerous flooding of the waters.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin fervor, from fervere 'to boil'. Compare with fervent and fervid.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fer·vor

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