perfervid

[ per-fur-vid ]
/ pərˈfɜr vɪd /

adjective

very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned: perfervid patriotism.

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Origin of perfervid

From the New Latin word perfervidus, dating back to 1855–60. See per-, fervid

OTHER WORDS FROM perfervid

per·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 forms of perfervid

perfervidly, adverbperfervidness, noun

Word Origin for perfervid

C19: from New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (intensive) + fervidus fervid
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