Fervent meaning

fûrvənt
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.

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Having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest; ardent.
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Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.
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Hot; burning; glowing.
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Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent.

Fervent protests; a fervent admirer.

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Extremely hot; glowing.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary