[fur-vuh n-see]


warmth or intensity of feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor.

Origin of fervency

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin ferventia (see fervent, -ency); replacing fervence < Middle French < Latin ferventia
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Related Words for fervency

emotion, heart, intensity, zest, fire, ardor, gusto, zeal, fury, vehemence, fervor, enthusiasm

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another word for fervour
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