- heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
- burning; glowing; intensely hot.
Origin of fervid
Examples from the Web for fervid
That left the small but fervid legion of believers who had dropped everything feeling upset and sheepish.8 Questions About the New Rapture
David A. Graham
October 20, 2011
Now that the wedding is on, all of the fervid speculation of the last few years seems justified.William and Kate's Love Story
The Daily Beast
November 16, 2010
But our current fervid post-boom angst and rage has fueled most of the bad reviews.Why We Despise Sex and the City
May 31, 2010
In the morning Henry was aroused by fervid blasphemy that proceeded from the mouth of Bill.White Fang
He has come before the dawn had risen—so fervid is his zeal.Protagoras
It cost him nothing to give a maximum of fervid conviction to the tone of his words.The Market-Place
It was the fervid outpouring of two natures which had nothing that was spiritual in them.The Twins of Suffering Creek
His reason, at times, was sound, for his reason was fervid to the last.The Poetical Works of William Collins
Word Origin and History for fervid
1590s, from Latin fervidus "glowing, burning; vehement, fervid," from fervere "to boil, glow" (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of "impassioned" is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.