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Meaning of FERVOR

Pronunciation:  'furvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
  2. [n]  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

FERVOR is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ardor, ardour, excitation, excitement, fervency, fervidness, fervour, fervour, fire, inflammation
 See Also: emotional arousal, passion, passionateness, sensation, zeal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fer"vor\, n. [Written also {fervour}.] [OF. fervor,
fervour, F. ferveur, L. fervor, fr. fervere. See {Fervent}.]
1. Heat; excessive warmth.

         The fevor of ensuing day.             --Waller.

2. Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor;
   passion; holy zeal; earnestness. --Hooker.

         Winged with fervor of her love.       --Shak.

Syn: {Fervor}, {Ardor}.

Usage: Fervor is a boiling heat, and ardor is a burning heat.
       Hence, in metaphor, we commonly use fervor and its
       derivatives when we conceive of thoughts or emotions
       under the image of ebullition, or as pouring
       themselves forth. Thus we speak of the fervor of
       passion, fervid declamation, fervid importunity,
       fervent supplication, fervent desires, etc. Ardent is
       used when we think of anything as springing from a
       deepseated glow of soul; as, ardent friendship, ardent
       zeal, ardent devotedness; burning with ardor for the

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