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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-vuh n-see]
    • /ˈfɜr vən si/
    • /ˈfɜː.vvər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-vuh n-see]
    • /ˈfɜr vən si/

Definitions of fervency word

  • noun fervency warmth or intensity of feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor. 1
  • noun fervency The state of being fervent. 1
  • noun fervency great warmth of feeling; ardor 0

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Origin of fervency

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin ferventia (see fervent, -ency); replacing fervence < Middle French < Latin ferventia

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Parts of speech for Fervency


fervency popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fervency usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fervency

noun fervency

  • heart — Anatomy. a hollow, pumplike organ of blood circulation, composed mainly of rhythmically contractile smooth muscle, located in the chest between the lungs and slightly to the left and consisting of four chambers: a right atrium that receives blood returning from the body via the superior and inferior vena cavae, a right ventricle that pumps the blood through the pulmonary artery to the lungs for oxygenation, a left atrium that receives the oxygenated blood via the pulmonary veins and passes it through the mitral valve, and a left ventricle that pumps the oxygenated blood, via the aorta, throughout the body.
  • intensity — the quality or condition of being intense.
  • zest — keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto.
  • fire — combustion
  • ardor — emotional warmth; passion

Antonyms for fervency

noun fervency

  • apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
  • laziness — lazy evaluation
  • lethargy — the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
  • indifference — lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
  • coldness — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.

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