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Meaning of FERVENT

Pronunciation:  'furvunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  extremely hot; "the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne; "set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope
  2. [adj]  characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
  3. [adj]  sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"; "a fervent hope"
 

FERVENT is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: ardent, burning(a), cordial, fervid, fiery, hot, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, sincere, torrid
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fer"vent\, a. [F. fervent, L. fervens, -entis. p. pr.
of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.]
1. Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer.

         The elements shall melt with fervent heat. --2 Pet.
                                               iii. 10.

2. Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of
   fervor; zealous; glowing.

         Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit. --Rom.
                                               iii. 11.

         So spake the fervent angel.           --Milton.

         A fervent desire to promote the happiness of
         mankind.                              --Macaulay.
   -- {Fer"vent*ly}, adv. -- {Fer"vent*ness}, n.

         Laboring fervently for you in prayers. --Col. iv.
                                               12.

 
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