fervour

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fervour (countable and uncountable, plural fervours) (British spelling)

  1. An intense, heated emotion; passion, ardour.
  2. A passionate enthusiasm for some cause.
  3. Heat.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French fervor, from Latin fervor, fervōrem; compare fervent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛrˈvuːr/, /ˈfɛrvur/

Noun[edit]

fervour (uncountable)

  1. fervour (emotional passion or enthusiasm)
  2. Intense heat or fieriness.
  3. (rare) Tempestuousness, raging.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fervor, fervour
  • Scots: fervour

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