An example of fervent is a child’s devotion to a favorite toy.
- hot; burning; glowing
- having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest; ardent
Origin of ferventMiddle English + Old French and from Classical Latin fervens (gen. ferventis), present participle of fervere, to glow, boil, rage from Indo-European an unverified form bhreu-, to boil up from base an unverified form bher-, to boil from source brew, burn
- Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent: fervent protests; a fervent admirer.
- Extremely hot; glowing.
Origin of ferventMiddle English from Old French from Latin fervēns fervent- present participle of fervēre to boil ; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more fervent, superlative most fervent)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervens, present participle of fervere (“to boil, ferment, glow, rage”).