fervency

[ fur-vuh n-see ]
/ ˈfɜr vən si /

noun

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

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Origin of fervency

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

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British Dictionary definitions for fervency

fervency
/ (ˈfɜːvənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

another word for fervour
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