View synonyms for fervor


[ fur-ver ]


  1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling:

    to speak with great fervor.

    Synonyms: zeal, passion, ardor

  2. intense heat.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fervor1

1350–1400; Middle English fervo ( u ) r < Anglo-French < Latin fervor heat ( fervent, -or 1 )
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Example Sentences

They do so with greater fervor when the price of bitcoin rises, like it did recently when rumors swirled that Amazon may soon accept it.

From Quartz

The typical global fervor for the Olympics is lacking this year, making it less of a marketing must than in years previous.

From Digiday

The rush to grow, outrun, and disrupt runs in the lifeblood of today’s entrepreneurs, driving their fervor and enabling them to capture markets from giants of industries too big to maneuver in a quickly changing landscape.

The scene had all the fervor and tension of a sports match—onlookers audibly gasping each time a set of teeth narrowly missed a swimming salmon.

She is aware of the power and fervor Generation Z possesses and how this passion has become one of the main driving forces of modern day activism.

He could sing Beatles songs with as much authenticity as the Liverpool lads themselves—and sometimes with even more fervor.

This showing of religious fervor was not an isolated incident.

Much of the fervor for war in 1860 was driven by a moral crusade against slavery.

While there have always been whispers about Jay Z's rumored infidelities, the tabloid fervor reached an all time peak back in May.

Ten years before the brutal genocide, a religious fervor gripped Kibeho as dozens claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them.

The fervor of an Englishman's loyalty is usually in a direct ratio with the extent of his material possessions.

She wrote many of his proclamations, his letters, his state papers, and with all the glowing fervor of an enthusiastic woman.

The magnificent courage and fervor of the Virginians as members of the Confederacy will always be cherished by posterity.

When Jefferson with his great fervor for originality died, Virginia architecture seemed to lose its original character.

The fear of losing her increased his passion for her, and made him hate his rival with correlative fervor.