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fervent (adj.)

mid-14c., from Old French fervent "fervent, ardent" (12c.), from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing," figuratively "violent, impetuous, furious," present participle of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE root *bhreu- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn." The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c. 1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.

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Definitions of fervent

fervent (adj.)
characterized by intense emotion;
a fervent admirer
a fervent desire to change society
fervent (adj.)
(archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing; "the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne; "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope;
Synonyms: fervid
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