Adjective "fervent" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːv(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having or displaying a passionate intensity.
  1. 'A fervent Hull City supporter and former Uppingham School pupil, Mr Carver was also interested in gardens and historic houses.'
  2. 'While the rhetoric may speak of a learning year for the team and drivers alike, there is a fervent passion and desire for success within the squad.'
  3. 'Hitler was born an Austrian, and during the Nazi period many Austrians were among his most fervent supporters.'
  4. 'Labour also believes that fervent Tory supporters were among the team counting the votes, and believes it to be unjust.'
  5. 'My father's passion was a very fervent one, and I think that definitely rubbed off on all of us.'
  6. 'The letter bears no signature and no address; it's at once passionate and oblique, fervent and cryptic.'
  7. 'While the Guardian campaign might have fired up voters, the Republicans ran a fervent campaign to mobilise supporters in rural Ohio.'
  8. 'The sheer reverence and admiration for these legends could be readily manipulated into fervent nationalist passion.'
  9. 'He was an outspoken abolitionist and a fervent supporter of Reconstruction.'
  10. 'Chen's speech may have disappointed pro-independence voters in Taiwan who are his fervent supporters.'
Hot, burning, or glowing.
  1. 'The "eternal fire" also symbolizes the love of homeland which is always alive like a fervent fire.'

Definitions

1. having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.

2. hot; burning; glowing.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be fervent with hopes."

"people can be fervent in conjurations."

"people can be fervent at entries."

"parents can be fervent in works."

"parents can be fervent in loyalties."

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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin fervent- ‘boiling’, from the verb fervere. Compare with fervid and fervour.