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Definitions for fervent
ˈfɜr vəntfer·vent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torridadjective

    characterized by intense emotion

    "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

  2. fervent, fervidadjective

    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

Wiktionary

  1. ferventadjective

    Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.

  2. ferventadjective

    Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.

  3. ferventadjective

    Glowing, burning, very hot.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ferventadjective

    Etymology: fervens, Latin; fervent, French.

    From the phlegmatick humour, the proper allay of fervent blood, will flow a future quietude and serenitude. Henry Wotton.

    They that are more fervent to dispute, be not always the most able to determine. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    This man being fervent in the spirit, taught diligently the things of the Lord. Acts xviii. 25.

    So spake the fervent angel; but his zeal
    None seconded, as out of season judg’d,
    Or singular and rash. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.

    Let all enquiries into the mysterious points of theology be carried on with fervent petitions to God, that he would dispose their minds to direct all their skill to the promotion of a good life. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferventadjective

    hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer

  2. Ferventadjective

    warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing

  3. Etymology: [F. fervent, L. fervens, -entis. p. pr. of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fervent

    fėr′vent, adj. ardent: zealous: warm in feeling.—n. Fer′vency, eagerness: warmth of devotion.—adv. Fer′vently.—adjs. Ferves′cent, growing hot; Fer′vid, very hot: having burning desire or emotion: zealous.—n. Fervid′ity.—adv. Fer′vidly.—ns. Fer′vidness; Fer′vour, heat: heat of mind, zeal. [Fr.,—L. fervēre, to boil.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fervent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fervent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fervent in a Sentence

  1. President Biden:

    I have repeatedly called on Congress to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, and I now renew that call with the greatest urgency, it is my fervent hope that through reconciliation or other means, Congress will finally provide security to all Dreamers, who have lived too long in fear.

  2. Orange County:

    Dr. Raul Pino has been our trusted partner and friend throughout the pandemic. His sound medical advice has helped guide me and countless other Orange County leaders to make the best decisions possible in dealing with COVID-19, it is my fervent hope that Dr. Pino returns to work on behalf of the residents of Orange County soon.

  3. Roger Federer:

    I take the impacts and threat of climate change very seriously, particularly as my family and I arrive in Australia amidst devastation from the bushfires, as the father of four young children and a fervent supporter of universal education, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement, and I am grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviors and act on innovative solutions.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Republicans came to us with this resolution, but it ignored Justice Ginsburg's dying wish, what Justice Ginsburg called Justice Ginsburg most' fervent wish' that Justice Ginsburg not be replaced until a new president is installed, so we simply have added it to the exact same text of the resolution the Republicans gave us.

  5. Barack Obama:

    It is my fervent hope and the hope of millions ... such courage is still possible, that today's members of Congress regardless of party are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions.

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