An example of fervent is a child’s devotion to a favorite toy.
Fervent protests; a fervent admirer.
Origin of fervent
- Middle English from Old French from Latin fervēns fervent- present participle of fervēre to boil bhreu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervens, present participle of fervere (“to boil, ferment, glow, rage”).