Definition of fervent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɜːvənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrvənt//
[usually before noun]
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having or showing very strong and sincere feelings about something synonym ardent a fervent admirer/believer/supporter a fervent belief/hope/desire Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin fervent- ‘boiling’, from the verb fervere. Compare with fervid and fervour.Extra examples He was one of Franco’s most fervent supporters. It is my fervent hope that she will find success in her chosen career. She was a fervent Catholic.
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