perfervid

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/pɜːˈfɜːvɪd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pər fûrvid)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•fer•vid  (pər fûrvid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. British Termsvery fervent;
    extremely ardent;
    impassioned:perfervid patriotism.
per′fer•vidi•ty, per•fervid•ness, n. 
per•fervid•ly, adv. 
per•fervor;
 [esp. Brit.,] per•fervour, n. 

  • Neo-Latin perfervidus. See per-, fervid
  • 1855–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
perfervid /pɜːˈfɜːvɪd/ adj
  1. literary extremely ardent, enthusiastic, or zealous
Etymology: 19th Century: from New Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (intensive) + fervidus fervid
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