Definition of perfervid in English:

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perfervid

Pronunciation: /ˌpərˈfərvid/

adjective

literary
Intense and impassioned: perfervid nationalism
More example sentences
  • He was a perfervid nationalist who was jailed for his beliefs.
  • He adopted one medium after another, fascinated at first by new formal possibilities and soon distracted into perfervid polemic.
  • He was vacillating, bombastic, insecure and perfervid by turns, but his poetry is as delicately complex as any.

Derivatives

perfervidly

adverb

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- 'utterly' + fervidus 'glowing hot, fiery'.

Words that rhyme with perfervid

fervid

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Syllabification: per·fer·vid

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