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

Origin of fervid

First recorded in 1590–1600, fervid is from the Latin word fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4
Related formsfer·vid·i·ty, nounfer·vid·ly, adverbnon·fer·vid, adjectivenon·fer·vid·ly, adverbnon·fer·vid·ness, nounun·fer·vid, adjectiveun·fer·vid·ly, adverb
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Related Words for fervid

ardent, impassioned

Examples from the Web for fervid

Contemporary Examples of fervid

Historical Examples of fervid

  • In the morning Henry was aroused by fervid blasphemy that proceeded from the mouth of Bill.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • He has come before the dawn had risen—so fervid is his zeal.

  • It cost him nothing to give a maximum of fervid conviction to the tone of his words.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • It was the fervid outpouring of two natures which had nothing that was spiritual in them.

  • His reason, at times, was sound, for his reason was fervid to the last.

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