fervent ADJECTIVE intensely passionate.
DERIVATIVES fervency noun fervently adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin fervere 'boil' .

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  • Fervently — Fervent Fer vent, a. [F. fervent, L. fervens, entis. p. pr. of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.] 1. Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer. [1913 Webster] The elements shall melt with fervent heat. 2 Pet. iii. 10. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fervently — adv. Fervently is used with these verbs: ↑believe, ↑hope, ↑pray, ↑support, ↑wish …   Collocations dictionary

  • fervently — adverb with passionate fervor (Freq. 1) both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people a fierily opinionated book • Syn: ↑fierily, ↑fervidly • Derived from adjective: ↑fervid …   Useful english dictionary

  • fervently — adverb see fervent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fervently — See fervent. * * * …   Universalium

  • fervently — adverb in a fervent manner …   Wiktionary

  • fervently — Synonyms and related words: ardently, assiduously, breathlessly, cordially, devotedly, devoutly, diligently, earnestly, effectively, eloquently, energetically, enthusiastically, excitedly, expressively, exuberantly, fervidly, feverishly, fluently …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fervently — adv. intensely, ardently, passionately, zealously, enthusiastically; hotly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fervently — fer·vent·ly …   English syllables

  • fervently — See: fervent …   English dictionary

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