- 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 fervour
It was one which we all ought to form if the fervour of our passions will permit us.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
He had worked himself into quite a religious glow and fervour.Little Dorrit
The first dawning of genuine love—the fervour of adoration, all were fled.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
Words gush forth from him in a fervour of gratitude for the pleasures of the eye.Mountain Meditations
Even from his own mother did he conceal the fervour of his love for Mary.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
- great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
- rare intense heat
Word Origin and History for fervour
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).