/ (ˈfɜːvə) /
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great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
rare intense heat
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Word Origin for fervour
C14: from Latin fervor heat, from fervēre to glow, boil
Words nearby fervour
fervent, fervently, fervid, Fervidor, fervor, fervour, Fès, fescennine, fescue, fescue foot, fess
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How to use fervour in a sentence
He no longer worked with a kind of religious fervour for works sake.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Not a single outer sign of fervour: no kneeling, no clasped hands, or other sign of supplication.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
No one, even at the time of fervour for romanticism, had more respect and adoration for the great masters than Baudelaire.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
In some of his sacred pieces he is particularly successful, combining real poetry with genuine religious fervour.
Cobden had the calmness and confidence of the political philosopher, Bright had the passion and the fervour of the popular orator.