adjective Etymology: Latin fervidus, from fervēre Date: 1599 1. very hot ; burning 2. marked by often extreme fervor <
a fervid crusader
Synonyms: see impassionedfervidly adverbfervidness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Fervid — Fer vid, a. [L. fervidus, fr. fervere. See {Fervent}.] 1. Very hot; burning; boiling. [1913 Webster] The mounted sun Shot down direct his fervid rays. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Ardent; vehement; zealous. [1913 Webster] The fervid wishes, holy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fervid — FERVÍD, Ă, fervizi, de, adj. (Latinism) Arzător; strălucitor. – Din lat. fervidus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  fervíd adj. m., pl. fervízi; f. sg. fervídă, pl. fervíde …   Dicționar Român

  • fervid — 1590s, from L. fervidus glowing, burning; vehement, fervid, from fervere to boil, glow (see BREW (Cf. brew)). Figurative sense of impassioned is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly …   Etymology dictionary

  • fervid — index fervent, hot blooded, vehement, zealous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fervid — fervent, ardent, perfervid, impassioned, passionate Analogous words: intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite, violent: earnest, *serious, solemn: *sincere, heartfelt, hearty, wholehearted, whole souled Contrasted words: collected, composed, *cool,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fervid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intensely or excessively enthusiastic. DERIVATIVES fervidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin fervidus, from fervere to boil …   English terms dictionary

  • fervid — [fʉr′vid] adj. [L fervidus < fervere: see FERVENT] 1. hot; glowing 2. impassioned; fervent SYN. PASSIONATE fervidly adv. fervidness n …   English World dictionary

  • fervid — fervent, fervid Both words mean ‘ardent, intense’ with reference to speech, feelings, etc. There are two significant differences in their use: (1) fervent but not fervid is also used of people, with nouns such as admirer, advocate, believer,… …   Modern English usage

  • fervid — fervidity, n. fervidly, adv. /ferr vid/, adj. 1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator. 2. burning; glowing; intensely hot. [1590 1600; < L fervidus boiling. See FERVENT, ID4] * * * …   Universalium

  • fervid — adjective fervid protestations of love Syn: fervent, ardent, passionate, impassioned, intense, vehement, wholehearted, heartfelt, sincere, earnest; literary perfervid …   Thesaurus of popular words

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