heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
burning; glowing; intensely hot.

Nearby words

  1. ferulic acid,
  2. ferv.,
  3. fervency,
  4. fervent,
  5. fervently,
  6. fervidly,
  7. fervidor,
  8. fervor,
  9. fervour,
  10. fescennine

Origin of fervid

First recorded in 1590–1600, fervid is from the Latin word fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4

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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper