Definition of fervid in English:

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fervid

Pronunciation: /ˈfəːvɪd/

adjective

1Intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree: his fervid protestations of love
More example sentences
  • And the atmosphere of today's Europe is different: Back then, the fervid, revanchist nationalism of the losers traded blows with the victory-happy nationalism of the winners.
  • Too many students left the teach-in feeling intimidated not by the overwhelming opposition to the war, but to the way an academic forum became a fervid presentation of an exclusive viewpoint.
  • I don't have the feeling that he is a fervid prosecutor in the sense that he thinks that anyone accused of something must be guilty.
2 literary Hot, burning, or glowing.
Example sentences
  • To dirt, chaos, maharajas, beggars, cows on the road, roaring rivers, fervid sunshine, unpredictability, and loud laughter.
  • Margaret Mary again mentions the fervid fire that felt like it would consume her.
  • Some with the greatest access of luster equal the colors of painters, others the fervid flames of sulphur, or fires quickened with oil.

Derivatives

fervidly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Singer's archeological inventory details the ‘curious intimacy’ of excavation, as each man fervidly declares his abject passion for Cinna and accuses the other of victimizing her.
  • On December 9, 1870, Tolstoy announced to his wife that he was going to learn Greek and began immersing himself in the language fervidly on an almost daily basis: Xenophon, some Plato, above all, Homer.
  • A maverick and visionary artist, fervidly dedicated to the perpetuation of South Indian culture, S. Rajam has painted his dreams his way.

Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense 'glowing, hot'): from Latin fervidus, from fervere 'to boil'. Compare with fervent and fervour.

Words that rhyme with fervid

perfervid

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: fer¦vid

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