1 [mass noun] Intense and passionate feeling: he talked with all the fervour 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.
passion, ardour, intensity, zeal, vehemence, vehemency, emotion, warmth, sincerity, earnestness, avidness, avidity, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm, excitement, animation, vigour, energy, fire, fieriness, heat, spirit, zest, appetite, hunger, urgency;
dedication, devoutness, assiduity, commitment, committedness
rare fervency, ardency, passionateness
2 archaic Intense heat.
- 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.
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