What does fervent mean?

Definitions for fervent
ˈfɜr vəntfer·vent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid(adj)

    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, fervid(adj)

    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. fervent(Adjective)

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

  2. fervent(Adjective)

    Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.

  3. fervent(Adjective)

    Glowing, burning, very hot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fervent(adj)

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

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

  2. Fervent(adj)

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

    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. Wolfgang Bock:

    There is a lack of a deeper understanding of the culture in many Middle Eastern countries and this results in Western stakeholders being taken by surprise over the fervent antisemitism there.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Susan Collins:

    My fervent hope is that Judge Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in The Supreme Court so we have far fewer 5-4 decisions and so that public confidence in our judiciary and our highest court is restored.

  5. Robert Menendez:

    Whether it be this, or Cuba, my party doesn’t care for my [foreign policy] views, this is about the fervent belief it’s in the national interest and security of the United States to have more sanctions.

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