- having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
- hot; burning; glowing.
Origin of fervent
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Examples from the Web for fervent
Ramos was a fervent Mets fan and he would often talk to the students about sports.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
I know as much as anyone how much her most fervent supporters want Hillary Clinton to run for president.
The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid.
In fact, the way he distinguishes himself from his opponents is his fervent opposition to the Keystone pipeline.Inside Carl Sciortino’s Viral Campaign Ad
September 19, 2013
It should be said that the most fervent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are Republican base voters.The Obamacare Swindle
September 18, 2013
Her prayers were not so fervent, her aspirations not so strong.Weighed and Wanting
Perhaps "love" is left to the fervent vocabulary of the lover.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
She was "diligent in business," but this did not preclude her being "fervent in spirit."Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Does she suspect that your fervent friendship may lead you to a small indiscretion?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
"I think there's nothin' to equal 'em," was the fervent answer.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
- intensely passionate; ardenta fervent desire to change society
- archaic, or poetic boiling, burning, or glowingfervent heat
Word Origin and History for fervent
mid-14c., from Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing," figuratively "violent, impetuous, furious," present participle of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE root *bhreue- (see brew). The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.