1. characterized by intense emotion

- a fervent desire to change society

- a fervent admirer

Similar word(s): passionate, ardent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid

2. (archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing

- the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems

- set out...when the fervid heat subsides

Similar word(s): hot, fervid