adjective Etymology: New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- thoroughly + fervidus fervid Date: 1856 marked by overwrought or exaggerated emotion ; excessively fervent Synonyms: see impassioned

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  • Perfervid — Per*fer vid, a. [Pref. per + fervid.] Very fervid; too fervid; glowing; ardent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfervid — I adjective burning, exceedingly ardent, impassioned, on fire, overly passionate, too zealous II index eager, fervent, intense, vehement, zealous …   Law dictionary

  • perfervid — 1856, as if from L. *perfervidus, from per completely + fervidus (see FERVID (Cf. fervid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perfervid — fervid, *impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent Analogous words: *intense, vehement, fierce, violent: heightened, enhanced, intensified (see INTENSIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perfervid — [pər fʉr′vid] adj. [ModL perfervidus: see PER & FERVID] extremely fervid; ardent …   English World dictionary

  • perfervid — perfervidity, perfervidness, n. perfervidly, adv. perfervor; esp. Brit., perfervour, n. /peuhr ferr vid/, adj. very fervent; extremely ardent; impassioned: perfervid patriotism. [1855 60; < NL perfervidus. See PER , FERVID] * * * …   Universalium

  • perfervid — adjective /pəːˈfəːvɪd/ Extremely, excessively, or feverishly passionate; zealous. Ah threw mahself down the porch steps and fell to mah knees in the middle of the yard, wringing mah hands and beating at the sky and wailing and reeling in the red… …   Wiktionary

  • perfervid — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, afire, ardent, at fever pitch, bigoted, blazing, burning, committed, dedicated, delirious, devoted, devout, earnest, enhanced, extravagant, extreme, extremist, faithful, fanatic, fanatical, febrile, fervent …   Moby Thesaurus

  • perfervid — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fervid, ardent, zealous, intense; see enthusiastic 2 , 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Fired with intense feeling: ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot… …   English dictionary for students

  • perfervid — pÉœr fÉœrvɪd / pɜː fɜː adj. heated, impassioned, fervent; jealous, envious …   English contemporary dictionary

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