perfervid

[ per-fur-vid ]
/ pərˈfɜr vɪd /

adjective

very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned: perfervid patriotism.

Nearby words

  1. perfectivize,
  2. perfectly,
  3. perfecto,
  4. perfector,
  5. perfector press,
  6. perfidious,
  7. perfidiously,
  8. perfidy,
  9. perfin,
  10. perfing

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

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British Dictionary definitions for perfervid

perfervid

/ (pɜːˈfɜːvɪd) /

adjective

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

perfervid

adj.

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

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