Definition of fervent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəːv(ə)nt/


1Having or displaying a passionate intensity: a fervent supporter of the revolution
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  • 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.
impassioned, passionate, intense, vehement, ardent, sincere, feeling, profound, deep-seated, heartfelt, deeply felt, emotional, animated, spirited;
enthusiastic, zealous, fanatical, wholehearted, avid, eager, earnest, keen, committed, dedicated, devout
informal mad keen, card-carrying, true blue
British informal keen as mustard
rare fervid, perfervid, passional
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.



Pronunciation: /ˈfəːvənsi/
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’.


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

Words that rhyme with fervent

observant, servant

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Line breaks: fer|vent

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