Definitions for: Fervor


[n] feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
[n] the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fer"vor, n. [Written also fervour.] [OF. fervor,
fervour, F. ferveur, L. fervor, fr. fervere. See Fervent.]
1. Heat; excessive warmth.

The fevor of ensuing day. --Waller.

2. Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor;
passion; holy zeal; earnestness. --Hooker.

Winged with fervor of her love. --Shak.

Syn: Fervor, Ardor.

Usage: Fervor is a boiling heat, and ardor is a burning heat.
Hence, in metaphor, we commonly use fervor and its
derivatives when we conceive of thoughts or emotions
under the image of ebullition, or as pouring
themselves forth. Thus we speak of the fervor of
passion, fervid declamation, fervid importunity,
fervent supplication, fervent desires, etc. Ardent is
used when we think of anything as springing from a
deepseated glow of soul; as, ardent friendship, ardent
zeal, ardent devotedness; burning with ardor for the
fight.

Synonyms: ardor, ardour, excitation, excitement, fervency, fervidness, fervour, fervour, fire, inflammation

See Also: emotional arousal, passion, passionateness, sensation, zeal

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