[ per-fur-vid ]
/ pərˈfɜr vɪd /


very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned: perfervid patriotism.

Origin of perfervid

From the New Latin word perfervidus, dating back to 1855–60. See per-, fervid
Related formsper·fer·vid·i·ty, per·fer·vid·ness, nounper·fer·vid·ly, adverbper·fer·vor; especially British, per·fer·vour, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for perfervid


/ (pɜːˈfɜːvɪd) /


literary extremely ardent, enthusiastic, or zealous
Derived Formsperfervidly, adverbperfervidness, noun

Word Origin for perfervid

C19: from New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (intensive) + fervidus fervid
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Word Origin and History for perfervid



1830, as if from Latin *perfervidus, from per- "completely" (see per) + fervidus (see fervid). Related: Perfervidly.

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