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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-ver]
    • /ˈfɜr vər/
    • /ˈfɜː.vənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-ver]
    • /ˈfɜr vər/

Definitions of fervour word

  • noun fervour great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor. 1
  • noun fervour intense heat. 1
  • noun fervour An intense, heated emotion; passion, ardour. 1
  • uncountable noun fervour Fervour for something is a very strong feeling for or belief in it. 0
  • noun fervour great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal 0
  • noun fervour intense heat 0

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Origin of fervour

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fervo(u)r < Anglo-French < Latin fervor heat (see fervent, -or1)

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Parts of speech for Fervour


fervour popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% 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.

fervour usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fervour

noun fervour

  • passion — any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
  • dedication — A dedication is a message which is written at the beginning of a book, or a short announcement which is sometimes made before a play or piece of music is performed, as a sign of affection or respect for someone.
  • enthusiasm — Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
  • eagerness — keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing: I am eager for news about them. He is eager to sing.
  • zeal — fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.

Antonyms for fervour

noun fervour

  • indifference — lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
  • 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.
  • insincerity — the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy; deceitfulness.
  • lethargy — the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
  • importance — the quality or state of being important; consequence; significance.

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