ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness(noun)
feelings of great warmth and intensity
"he spoke with great ardor"
excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour(noun)
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
"his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
firing, fervency, lighting, turmoil, redness, kindling, innervation, inflammation, excitement, ignition, ardour, excitation, agitation, fervidness, irritation, exhilaration, fire, upheaval, hullabaloo, rubor, inflaming, fervour, ardor
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The old meaning of enthusiasm implies a pseudo-inspiration, an almost frantic extravagance in behalf of something supposed to be an expression of the divine will. This sense remains as the controlling one in the kindred noun enthusiast. Enthusiasm has now chiefly the meaning of an earnest and commendable devotion, an intense and eager interest. Against the hindrances of the world, nothing great and good can be carried without a certain fervor, intensity, and vehemence; these joined with faith, courage, and hopefulness make enthusiasm. Zeal is burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm, tho often without its hopefulness. Compare EAGER.
ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, enthusiasm, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal
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How to use fervor in a sentence?
One of the ironies, as some have observed, is that the secular project has itself become a religion, pursued with religious fervor. It is taking on all the trappings of a religion – including inquisitions and excommunication. Those who defy the creed risk a figurative burning at the stake – social, educational, and professional ostracism and exclusion waged through lawsuits and savage social media campaigns.
I think this is the heart of the story and the speculative fervor. I don't know when it's going to end but I know how it's going to end, badly.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
It did stir a lot of ambivalence and even outright criticism from people who say, 'Well you know, ISIS is bad but at least ISIS is standing up to the Shiites and the Iranian menace,' now this war on the Houthis is a godsend to them because they are able to stir up this new Saudi nationalism, this pan-Sunni fervor, and it's to show they are defending the Sunnis... for domestic benefit.
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- разпаленост, жега, зной, плам, страстBulgarian
- Begeisterung, Inbrunst, Eifer, LeidenschaftGerman
- 熱情, 情熱Japanese
- fervoare, ardoareRomanian
- жара, пыл, рвение, страсть, зной, жар, усердиеRussian
- zános, žȃr, gòrljivōstSerbo-Croatian
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