fervor

[ fur-ver ]
/ ˈfɜr vər /

noun

great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
intense heat.
Also especially British, fer·vour.

Origin of fervor

1350–1400; Middle English fervo(u)r < Anglo-French < Latin fervor heat (see fervent, -or1)

SYNONYMS FOR fervor

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British Dictionary definitions for fervour

fervour

US fervor

/ (ˈfɜːvə) /

noun

great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
rare intense heat

Word Origin for fervour

C14: from Latin fervor heat, from fervēre to glow, boil
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