Definition of fervour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English fervor) noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɜːvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrvər//
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very strong feelings about something synonym enthusiasm She kissed him with unusual fervour. religious/patriotic fervour Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin fervor, from fervere ‘to boil’. Compare with fervent and fervid.Extra examples Its followers have lost their religious fervour. The speech aroused nationalist fervour. their fervour for the cause They were fired by religious fervour.