AskDefine | Define fervid

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fervid adj
1 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" [syn: ardent, burning(a), fervent, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid]
2 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 [syn: fervent]

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  1. intensely emotional or zealous
  2. very hot
  3. very passionate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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