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FERVOUR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fervour mean? 

FERVOUR (noun)
  The noun FERVOUR has 2 senses:

1. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
2. feelings of great warmth and intensity

  Familiarity information: FERVOUR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FERVOUR (noun)


Sense 1fervour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

excitation; fervour; excitement; fervor; inflammation

Context examples:

his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled / he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

Hypernyms ("fervour" is a kind of...):

emotional arousal (the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior)

Attribute:

exciting (creating or arousing excitement)

unexciting (not exciting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fervour"):

fever pitch (a state of extreme excitement)

sensation (a state of widespread public excitement and interest)


Sense 2fervour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feelings of great warmth and intensity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

fervency; fervidness; fervor; fervour; ardor; ardour; fire

Context example:

he spoke with great ardor

Hypernyms ("fervour" is a kind of...):

passion; passionateness (strong feeling or emotion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fervour"):

zeal (excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end)


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