- great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
- intense heat.
Origin of fervor
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Examples from the Web for fervor
Much of the fervor for war in 1860 was driven by a moral crusade against slavery.America’s Slumbering Secession Obsession
September 23, 2014
His unwillingness to marry her and settle down has only increased her fervor.Miss Piggy Leans In
March 23, 2014
The margin, though, should serve as a test of the continued strength of Tea Party fervor in Texas.Tea Party Tests Its Might in Texas by Opposing Conservative Rep. Pete Sessions
January 21, 2014
Ahmet soaked up these new sounds with a fervor that set his destiny.Remembering Music Pioneer Ahmet Ertegun
December 12, 2013
Where is the fervor and the fire − or at least a little smoke?Sleepwalking Through The Campaign
January 22, 2013
He loved good horses with all the fervor of his own strong, simple, honest nature.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
His eyes shone, and his face flushed with the fervor of his theme.In the Midst of Alarms
I had loved the man so eagerly and intensely—with such warmth, fervor, and humility.The First Violin
Or was it the natural effect of Divine love, or fervor of devotion in these persons?The Phantom World
The fervor of his words touched her, for she felt that they were sincere.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
Word Origin and History for fervor
mid-14c., "warmth or glow of feeling," from Old French fervor (Modern French ferveur) "heat, enthusiasm, ardor, passion," from Latin fervor "a boiling, violent heat; passion, ardor, fury," from fervere "to boil" (see brew).