Adjective "fervid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree.
  1. 'There's even a few of them mentioned in the Bible, but that may just be a jolly good novel and the figment of someone's fervid imagination.'
  2. 'He brought to journalism a sense of mission - a fervid devotion to blunt truth-telling and historical witness.'
  3. 'This is the charm of spiritual tourism, of course, but it is only another form of consumer frenzy, the fervid acquisition of knowledge, boogie fever.'
  4. 'Anyway, in all my fervid imaginings, I never saw her with my mug in her hand, because I believed she'd learnt it was mine.'
  5. 'At times we see demonstrations, like the ones we just saw in your report, that seem very, very fervid.'
  6. 'A New Museum retrospective suggests that Adrian Piper's aggressively provocative work is as much the product of her genes as of her fervid talent.'
  7. 'Within a year, they found capital and a venue (a hidden courtyard just off New Bond Street), and launched Hush, to some acclaim and fervid celebrity interest.'
  8. 'This fervid belief is essential to overcoming the inevitable dissenters and roadblocks that arise when challenging conventional notions.'
  9. 'No great surprise there, except that this common-sense finding demolishes the implied presumptions of fervid gun control advocates.'
  10. 'He will seize any opportunity to pontificate, expressing his views with fervid self-assurance and with little concern for time constraints or his audience.'
Hot, burning, or glowing.
  1. 'Some with the greatest access of luster equal the colors of painters, others the fervid flames of sulphur, or fires quickened with oil.'


1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.

2. burning; glowing; intensely hot.

More examples(as adjective)

"bands can be fervid about things."

"imaginations can be fervid."

"wombs can be fervid."

"snarlings can be fervid."

"prayers can be fervid."

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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘glowing, hot’): from Latin fervidus, from fervere ‘to boil’. Compare with fervent and fervour.