- The definition of fervent is to be extremely devoted or to have intense affection.
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: Middle English plush Old French and amp; ; 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
- fervently adverb
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- Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent: fervent protests; a fervent admirer.
- Extremely hot; glowing.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervēns, fervent-, present participle of fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.
- ferˈvent·ly adverb
- ferˈvent·ness noun