What does fervent mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferventadjective

    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. Ferventadjective

    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. 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.

  2. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We need a war on poverty revived. Use it as a platform, people here voted for him with such fervent inspiration.

  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. Hong Kong:

    My fervent hope is that we can bridge our divide by upholding the one country, two systems principle, and the Basic Law, and through the concerted efforts of the government and the people of Hong Kong.

  5. Zed Seselja:

    We obviously seek to have positive relations with all of our nations including China, that's our fervent hope, but we do it in a way that it's consistent with Australian values. We stand up for our democratic ideals, we stand up for Australian sovereignty, whilst continuing to seek to have strong trading and other relationships.

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