fervent

[ fur-vuhnt ]
/ ˈfɜr vənt /

adjective

having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
hot; burning; glowing.

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Origin of fervent

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin fervent- (stem of fervēns) present participle of fervēre to boil; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for fervently

fervent

fervid (ˈfɜːvɪd)

/ (ˈfɜːvənt) /

adjective

intensely passionate; ardenta fervent desire to change society
archaic, or poetic boiling, burning, or glowingfervent heat

Derived forms of fervent

fervently or fervidly, adverbferventness or fervidness, noun

Word Origin for fervent

C14: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow
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