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Line breaks: fer|vent
Pronunciation: /ˈfəːv(ə)nt

Definition of fervent in English:


1Having or displaying a passionate intensity: a fervent supporter of the revolution
More example sentences
  • The sheer reverence and admiration for these legends could be readily manipulated into fervent nationalist passion.
  • For them, there was only one prerequisite to opening a dancehall: a fervent passion for music and entertainment.
  • But, dressed in yellow, she led her musicians with a fervent intensity.
2 archaic Hot, burning, or glowing.
Example sentences
  • The "eternal fire" also symbolizes the love of homeland which is always alive like a fervent fire.
  • But carrying in our hearts fervent coals of His hope and faith we can journey in the courage of His peace.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin fervent- 'boiling', from the verb fervere. Compare with fervid and fervour.



Example sentences
  • He has succeeded in expressing the fervency and zeal both of the minister and his congregation.
  • Bernard was not content with careful exegesis and orthodox doctrine - there is also an unusual fervency and passion in the sermons.
  • Well, Sontag points to the ‘passionate bleakness’ of ‘a restless, chronically dissatisfied mind’ that offers us ‘moral fervency and gifts of compassion’.


Example sentences
  • They are in Athens because they fervently believe in the Olympic ideal.
  • The Romans are more than enthusiastic, and King Edward has been acclaimed among them as fervently as if they were Londoners.
  • In the end, however, they were wed and, we all fervently hope, live happily ever after.

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